Book: Extractive Industries
Open access | New initiatives recognize that resource wealth can provide a means, when properly used, for poorer nations to decisively break with poverty by diversifying economies and funding development spending.
Journal Special Issue: Horizontal Inequality: Persistence and Change
Open access | This journal special issue offers conceptual, theoretical, and empirical reasons for treating horizontal inequality as an outcome and challenging assumptions of fixity.
Policy Brief: Employment expectations of university students in Mozambique
Results from a baseline survey
Inclusive growth in Mozambique – scaling-up research and capacity
The central goal of the project is to support inclusive growth, growth that substantially improves the living standards of the Mozambican population.
Journal Article: Occupational segregation by race in South Africa after Apartheid
Open access | This article investigates progress in reducing the high level of racial stratification of occupations after apartheid in South Africa.
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Book ChapterThe Danish Model and the Globalizing Learning Economy
From the book: Development SuccessEconomic development Social stability Technological innovations
BlogClimate Change Adds to Risks in North Africa
Imed Drine The climate change threat North Africa is going through a turbulent year...Agriculture Climatic changes Economic development
Working PaperClimate Change Compounding Risks in North Africa
The impact of climate change on agriculture and poor groups’ livelihoods are one of the greatest potential threats to development and a key challenge in climate change agenda...Agriculture Climatic changes Economic development
Tony Addison With six months remaining till the end of 2011, it’s time to take a peek into the near future. What can we expect? John Kenneth Galbraith once said that economic forecasting was invented to make astrology look respectable...Agriculture Climatic changes Debts, Public
Book ChapterForeign Direct Investment and Trade in the Southern African Development Community
From the book: Southern Engines of Global GrowthInternational trade Investments, Foreign Social stability
Working PaperThe Danish Model and the Globalizing Learning Economy: Lessons for Developing Countries
Although Denmark shares with the other four Nordic countries certain attributes, such as pragmatic protestant religion, small and homogenous population, strong social democratic parties and ambitious welfare states, it also has its own characteristic...Economic development Economic growth Economic policy
Working PaperForeign Direct Investment and Trade in the Southern African Development Community
We use a modified gravity model to estimate the relationship between trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) in the Southern African Development Community (SADC)...International trade Investments, Foreign Social stability
Book ChapterCzech Republic
From the book: Inequality and Social Structure During the TransitionEquality and inequality Income distribution Privatization
BlogElusive Prosperity, Volatile Politics and International Migration
by Andrés Solimano At the turn of the twentieth century, a large number of Europeans—mainly Italians and Spaniards—left their homelands and headed to the distant southern shores of Argentina responding to the good economic opportun...Economic growth Labor mobility Macroeconomics
Book ChapterStabilization Programmes, Social Costs, Violence, and Humanitarian Emergencies
From the book: War, Hunger, and DisplacementInstitutional economics Microeconomics Social conflict
Book ChapterFrom Humanitarianism to Reconstruction: Towards an Alternative Approach to Economic and Social Recovery from War
From the book: Global InsecurityConflict management Economic development Humanitarian assistance
Working PaperCommunist and Transitory Income Distribution and Social Structure in the Czech Republic
Statistical and sociological evidence is gathered to display changes in social structure of the Czech society before and after 1989, with a special focus on economic inequalities...Equality and inequality Income distribution Privatization