Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
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Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED)
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Research and policy briefs
Evidence-based policymaking is crucial. Use our publications search to browse nearly 200 briefs which highlight the findings and policy implications of our research.
9 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperUnderstanding the boom: A framing paper
A significant natural resource discovery creates excited popular expectations of imminent wealth. But the size of a boom is usually overestimated and the delay in receiving revenues is underestimated...Developing countries Institutions Macroeconomics
Working PaperMozambique—bust before boom: Reflections on investment surges and new gas
This paper is a sequel to an earlier paper that looked in broad terms at many of the issues that Mozambique faces today in managing its new extractive resources...Economic diversification Economic transformation Extractive industries
BlogNew book from Oxford University Press looks at how to make extractive industries sustainable and inclusive
Originally posted by Oxford Policy Management The extractives sector, and the way it works, continues to change rapidly and its importance to many lower-income economies continues to increase...Extractive industries Resource curse Policy coordination
Book ChapterThe curse of the one-size-fits-all fix: Re-evaluating what we know about extractives and economic development
From the book: Extractive IndustriesDevelopment Oil Gas
Working PaperExtractives for development: Ten main messages
Countries face both challenges and opportunities in using their extractive industries to achieve more inclusive development—particularly in the developing world...Extractive industries resource wealth Resource curse
Research BriefPotential benefits and pitfalls of extractives in Mozambique: Lessons from international experience
Mozambique has seen a significant expansion of interest and investment in its extractive industries...Extractive industries Resource curse Policy coordination
Working PaperExtractive industries and development: Lessons from international experience for Mozambique
In common with several other low-income African economies, in recent years Mozambique has seen a significant expansion of interest and investment in its long-established extractives industries...Extractive industries Resource curse Policy coordination
Working PaperThe curse of the one-size-fits-all fix: Re-evaluating what we know about extractives and economic development
In the context of falls in extractive commodities prices since 2011, this paper examines the history of thinking about the interplay between extractives and economic development...Development Oil Gas