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Structural transformation
Resurgent Asia: Diversity in Development

This book is not yet published, expected in October 2019. When published this book will be available open access. Gunnar Myrdal published his magnum opus Asian Drama , in 1968, to conclude that Asia's development prospects were gloomy...

Gunnar Myrdal Economic transformation Structural transformation
Research Brief
Inequality in rural India: Are non-farm jobs the driver or a brake? Income inequality non-farm employment Poverty
Working Paper
The distributional impact of structural transformation in rural India: Model-based simulation and case-study evidence

The North Indian village of Palanpur has been the subject of close study over a period of six decades from 1957/8 to 2015. Himanshu et al...

Income inequality non-farm employment Poverty
Photo: Aaron Tang Inequalities - measurement, implications, and influencing change

Theme: Current programme

Inequality Inclusive institutions Data sources
Photo: tanakawho Varieties of structural transformation

Theme: Current programme

Structural transformation Inclusive growth Inequality
Working Paper
Individual-level employment transitions in rural Viet Nam

Structural transformation in rural areas is a key issue in economic development...

Employment Structural transformation Rural areas
Book Chapter
Rwanda: From devastation to services-first transformation

From the book: Industries without Smokestacks

Africa Economic growth Exports
Comprehensive policy change needed in Myanmar to support structural transformation: Insights from the Myanmar Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Survey 2017

The Myanmar Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Survey 2017 shows that there is a need for comprehensive and immediate change in industrial, financial, and educational policies in Myanmar to support structural change and increase economic growth...

Myanmar SMEs Structural transformation
Working Paper
Industrial development in Asia: Trends in industrialization and industrial policy experiences of developing Asia

Industrial transformation of Asia arguably constitutes the most surprising and dramatic change in the global economy in the last fifty years...

Industrial policy Industrialization Structural transformation
Mozambique: Improving our understanding of the potential of manufacturing

Mozambique’s manufacturing industry is facing many challenges. Nevertheless, we should not underestimate its linkages to the rest of the economy and its potential in terms of job creation and structural transformation...

Manufacturing firms Manufacturing Manufacturing industries
Obstacles for Mozambique’s manufacturing firms amplified by macroeconomic disturbances

Mozambique has been facing macroeconomic difficulties since 2015. This has amplified the obstacles for micro, small and medium-sized manufacturing firms, but the actual problems lie deeper ...

Manufacturing firms Structural transformation Macroeconomic policy
Policy Brief
The practice of industrial policy: Four lessons for Africa Industrialization Industrial policy Structural transformation
Mini-documentary: Viet Nam’s data revolution is well on its way

The international community rarely calls for a revolution. In this case, it has. A data revolution, says UNU-WIDER Director Finn Tarp. Viet Nam has seen large changes to its economy since the advent of doi moi , the new beginning, in the 1980s...

Structural transformation Sustainable development SDG
Taking steps to overcome inequality in South Africa

Engagement is needed at all levels to address ongoing inequality faced in South Africa. This was the primary aim of a recent policy seminar in Pretoria, organized through the framework of the Mandela Initiative and partners, including UNU-WIDER...

Inequality development policy Structural transformation
The Practice of Industrial Policy: Government–Business Coordination in Africa and East Asia

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations...

Industrialization Industrial policy Structural transformation
Policy Brief
Tracking rural households through structural transformation: The case of Viet Nam Growth Structural transformation Rural development
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