UN at 75: slow death or a new direction? | Annual Lecture 24
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Journal Special Issue: Understanding agricultural development and change
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16 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperAgro-industry, exports, and income distribution: A multiplier decomposition analysis for Myanmar
This paper considers the impacts of agro-industry development and international trade on income distribution in Myanmar, focusing on low-income rural households...Social Accounting Matrix Decomposition Myanmar
Working PaperStructural features of the Myanmar economy through the lens of a 2017 Social Accounting Matrix
Based on a recently constructed 2017 Social Accounting Matrix, we examine structural aspects of the Myanmar economy. The exposition ranges from industry, trade, household income, and expenditure to labour market issues...Balance of payments Income distribution labour force survey
Working PaperA 2017 Social Accounting Matrix for Myanmar
This paper documents the compilation of a 2017 Social Accounting Matrix for Myanmar...Balance of payments Income distribution labour force survey
Working PaperEvaluating foreign direct investment in Mozambique’s natural gas industry: An economy-wide perspective
The recent discovery of large fields of natural gas in Mozambique has led to great international interest and expectations of future gains...Social Accounting Matrix Trade Computable general equilibrium
Working PaperAgricultural development, trade, and income distribution: A 2015 social accounting matrix multiplier decomposition approach for Mozambique
This paper considers the impact of agriculture and international trade development on income distribution and economic activity in Mozambique...Agriculture Income distribution multiplier effects
Project workshopBuilding a Social Accounting Matrix for Myanmar: Hands-on experience workshop
A two-week training course took place at the Development Economics Research Group (DERG) at the University of Copenhagen to develop a prototype 2015 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for Myanmar.
Working PaperA 2016 social accounting matrix for South Africa with an occupationally disaggregated labour market representation
Examining the economy-wide consequences of South Africa following a similar trajectory of labour market polarization to the rest of the world requires an appropriate database for an economy-wide policy analysis framework...Social Accounting Matrix national accounts Supply table
Project workshopEconomy-wide impact analysis using a pre-prototype 2015 Social Accounting Matrix for Myanmar
A training event on using economy-wide impact analysis with a pre-prototype 2015 Social Accounting Matrix for Myanmar was delivered for 13 policy analysts of the Ministry of Planning and Finance group of public sector institutions in Myanmar.
Working PaperA Pre-Prototype 2015 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for Myanmar
This paper documents the compilation of a Pre-Prototype 2015 Social Accounting Matrix for Myanmar and provides an overview of key economic structural features of this emerging economy in a challenging process of transition...Social Accounting Matrix national accounts Supply table
Working PaperA 2013 Social Accounting Matrix for Zimbabwe
This paper documents the construction of a Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for Zimbabwe in 2013...Social Accounting Matrix national accounts Supply table
Working PaperA 2015 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for Mozambique
This paper documents a 2015 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for Mozambique...Social Accounting Matrix national accounts Supply table
Policy seminarLaunching the Viet Nam 2012 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM)
Workshop2011 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for green growth policy analysis and monitoring in Vietnam
Presentation Training Workshop under the project '2011 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for green growth policy analysis and monitoring in Vietnam' . Rob Davies and Dirk van Seventer provided the training to the SAM working team of the Central...
WorkshopDevelopment of Vietnam’s 2011 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) to facilitate the implementation of green growth strategy
Training Workshop under the project 'Development of Vietnam’s 2011 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) to facilitate the implementation of green growth strategy' . Rob Davies and Dirk van Seventer provided the training to the SAM working...
ProjectAn energy social accounting matrix (SAM) for Vietnam
Theme: 2010-11Vietnam Social Accounting Matrix Green growth