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WIDER Annual Lecture by C. Peter Timmer

View the WIDER Annual Lecture on Managing structural transformation post-2015.

Structural transformation Income distribution Millennium Development Goals
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Presentation - AL18

The WIDER Annual Lecture 18 was delivered on 18 November at the UN Headquarters in New York. The lecture, given by Professor Emeritus C. Peter Timmer of Harvard University, focused on the topic of structural transformation, especially within the...

Structural transformation Income distribution Millennium Development Goals
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Photos - AL18

Selection of images from the WIDER Annual Lecture 18.

Structural transformation Income distribution Millennium Development Goals
About
Contributors - AL18

Short biographies of those who contributed to the event.

Structural transformation Income distribution Millennium Development Goals
Journal Article
Impact of Aid and Public Spending—A Macro–micro Framework

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid, Social Policy and Development

Economic assistance and foreign aid Millennium Development Goals
Journal Article
Aid, social policy and development

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid, Social Policy and Development

Economic assistance and foreign aid Financial institutions, International Millennium Development Goals
Journal Special Issue
Aid, Social Policy and Development

The UNU-WIDER Special Issue aims to address collectively the following questions: (1) What are the principles and facts that have underpinned the evolution of bilateral and multilateral social sector aid over the past 25 years?...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Millennium Development Goals Sustainable development
Blog
Joseph Stiglitz and Amartya Sen on the Sustainable Development Goals

World leaders are now meeting at a special UN summit from 25–27 September to formally adopt the SDGs, which will then be implemented from 1 January 2016...

Democracy Economic development Human rights
Working Paper
Aid, social policy, and development

This paper discusses past and current social policy strategies in the international aid architecture. From the 1990s, aid strategy and policy shifted to put a stronger emphasis on human development...

Economic assistance and foreign aid International agencies Millennium Development Goals
Working Paper
Lessons for Japanese foreign aid from research on aid’s impact

Japan has an impressive history when it comes to aid, industrial policy, and infrastructure development, both as a country that saw meteoric development of its own, and as a country that has been one of the world’s largest donors for decades...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Infrastructure (Economics) Millennium Development Goals
Blog
The Future of Development – Aid and Beyond
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Just over a year ago, in March 2014, UNU-WIDER published a report entitled: What do we know about aid as we approach 2015?...

Biodiversity conservation Children Climatic changes
Blog
Why Ending Malnutrition is a Quintessential 21st Century Development Goal
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In the run up to the announcement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) in September every development issue is clamouring for attention...

Climatic changes Environment Equality and inequality
Blog
How to Achieve Structural Transformation in Developing Economies? — An Interview with C. Peter Timmer

In this interview C. Peter Timmer, Professor Emeritus at Harvard University, reflects on the conditions of possibility of structural transformation in developing countries, particularly in Africa...

Economic growth Equality and inequality Income distribution
Annual Lecture
WIDER Annual Lecture 18 - Managing Structural Transformation Post-2015
18 November 2014
Dag Hammarskjold Library Auditorium, New York, United States
Past event
Blog
What can we Learn from Popular Representations of Development?

17 October 2013 David Lewis, Dennis Rodgers, and Michael Woolcock When asked why she wrote novels about poverty rather than gather what we would now call ‘hard’ data, the Victorian novelist George Eliot famously responded that ‘a pi...

Economic development Methodology (Qualitative research) Mass media
Working Paper
A Review of External Assistance and Aid Effectiveness for Maternal and Child Health: Challenges and Opportunities

This paper primarily focuses on how global funding has supported interventions that have proven to be successful in reducing maternal, newborn, and child mortality around the world...

Children Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development projects
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