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Late development, early adoption – how new technology is reshaping the future of structural change

Technological catch-up is bringing new asynchronies to development pathways. What does this mean for employment, globalization, and inequality?...

Structural transformation Technology developer's dilemma
News
Press Release: Top UN economists warn of crises of our own making if global “megatrends” left unchecked

To avoid future failures, new report calls for overhaul of the way policies are made

Inequality Urbanization Climate change
Working Paper
Making agricultural value chains more inclusive through technology and innovation

Some entry barriers in agricultural and agro-processing value chains, particularly for smallholder farmers and small/medium-sized processors, can be overcome with innovation and technology adoption...

Innovation Technology agricultural technology
Policy seminar
Changing technologies and the jobs of tomorrow

Watch the live stream recording United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) in partnership with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will organize a three-day...

12 September 2019
United Nations Conference Centre, Rajadamnern Nok Avenue and Klong Phadung Krungkasem Road, Bangkok, Thailand
Past event
Plenary session
The globotics transformation and development

Watch the live stream recording Digital technology is transforming globalization and robotics (‘globotics’) at a furious pace, and thus changing the opportunities and challenges facing developing and developed economies. This talk argues...

Technology Robotics Automation
Working Paper
Digital technologies and ‘value’ capture in global value chains: Empirical evidence from Indian manufacturing firms

This paper examines whether digitalization can be a driver of ‘upgrading’ in global value chains and help developing countries move into higher value-added activities...

Technology Global value chains Manufacturing
Project
The changing nature of work and inequality

Theme: Transforming societies

Inequality Earnings inequality Structural change
Book Chapter
New technologies create opportunities

From the book: Industries without Smokestacks

Africa Industrialization Technology
Working Paper
New technologies create opportunities

This paper argues that new technologies—for communication, such as mobile phones and the internet, but also for manufacturing, agriculture, energy, and transport—have the potential to bridge many of the productivity gaps between sub-Sahar...

Africa Industrialization Technology
Journal Article
Measuring industry coagglomeration and identifying the driving forces

Understanding industry agglomeration and its driving forces is critical for the formulation of industrial policy in developing countries. Crucial to this process is the definition and measurement of agglomeration...

Industrial policy Labor market Manufacturing industries
Working Paper
The social shaping of nuclear energy technology in South Africa

This paper analyses the question why the South African government intends to procure nuclear energy technology, despite affordable and accessible fossil and renewable energy alternatives...

Environmental policy Renewable energy Technology
Blog
From the Editor's Desk (September-October 2015)

UNU-WIDER had a busy September. We celebrated our 30 th birthday with some 600 people at our three-day conference on ‘Mapping the Future of Development Economics’ here in Helsinki. It was a great occasion...

Agriculture Business enterprises Capital investments
Blog
Economic Lessons from Recent Research for Achieving SDG8

This article is part of UNU’s “ 17 Days, 17 Goals ” series, featuring research and commentary in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, 25-27 September 2015 in New York City...

Business enterprises Capital investments Economic assistance and foreign aid
Working Paper
Comparing the development of agricultural technology and information technology in rural Vietnam

This paper presents a descriptive analysis on the ownership of different types of technology—both agricultural machinery and information technology—within households in rural areas of Vietnam...

Agriculture Households Information technology
Report
Firm-Level Technology and Competitiveness in Vietnam: Evidence from 2010-2014 surveys

This report summarises information from the Vietnam Technology and Competitiveness Survey (TCS) that has been conducted every year since 2010, concluding with 2014...

Technology Economic surveys Foreign investments
Book Chapter
Does Lack of Innovation and Absorptive Capacity Retard Economic Growth in Africa?

This paper reviews the innovative capabilities and absorptive capacities of African countries, and investigates whether they have played significant roles in the region’s slow and episodic economic growth...

Economic development Technological innovations Management (Technological innovations)
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