Journal Article: How polarized is the global income distribution?
The interest in the level of global inequality has surged in recent years. This paper complements existing estimates of global inequality by providing the first estimates of the level of bipolarization of the global income distribution.
Policy Brief: The business environment of Mozambican manufacturing firms
The 2017 Survey of Mozambican Manufacturing Firms builds on data collected in 2012 from surviving firms to trace how changing economic conditions have affected the development of firms over five years.
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 Special Issue: Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic Development
This journal presents a synopsis of the contextual conditions, factors and challenges under which the recent evolution of tax systems has taken place. The journal, as the studies in this collection, gives special emphasis to the role natural endowments, p
UNU Annual Report 2017
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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.
Sustainable Development Explorer
UNU has launched its Sustainable Development Explorer, a new campaign highlighting ongoing work to support each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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Book ChapterTelecommunication and ICT-based services trade
From the book: Industries without SmokestacksTelecommunication Growth Investment
Book ChapterIndustries without smokestacks and structural transformation in Africa: Overview
From the book: Industries without Smokestacksindustry Growth Investment
BookIndustries without Smokestacks: Industrialization in Africa Reconsidered
Early view: When published this book will become Open Access. By 2030 more than three quarters of the world's absolute poor are projected to live in Africa...industry Growth Investment
Book ChapterRegulatory structures and challenges to developmental extractives: Some practical observations from Ghana
From the book: Extractive IndustriesDevelopment Extractives Regulatory
Journal ArticleIntroduction to special issue on regional growth opportunities
Part of Journal Special Issue Regional Growth OpportunitiesSouth Africa Growth Transformation
Journal Special IssueRegional Growth Opportunities
This issue contains seven articles addressing the major changes underway in the integration of economies in southern Africa. This special issue is based on the UNU-WIDER project 'Regional growth and development in Southern Africa'...Growth Industrialization Natural resources
Working PaperRegulatory structures and challenges to developmental extractives: Some practical observations from Ghana
At the heart of an effective extractive resource-based economic transformation and development is an effective regulatory framework that guides the promotion of investments into the sector, the procedure for responsible extraction, and the management...Development Extractives Regulatory
Working PaperDevelopment and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa
This paper puts sub-Saharan Africa’s economic development into perspective...Sub-Saharan Africa Economic development Transformation
BlogProspects for a Tanzanian transformation
Researchers, policy makers, and representatives of international institutions recently gathered in Dar es Salaam to discuss prospects for a transformation of Tanzania’s economy...Transformation Growth Informal sector (Economics)
VideoRegional Growth and Development in Southern Africa project - an interview with Channing Arndt
Channing Arndt , Senior Research Fellow of UNU-WIDER, outlines the main research areas for this project on economic growth in the Southern African region. The project has two main elements – one specifically on the South African economy; the...South Africa Industrialization Regional economics
PresentationPresentation at the AERC Policy Seminar
ConferenceUNU-WIDER International Development Conference in collaboration with the Central Institute of Economic Management (CIEM): Institutional Reforms for Transformation, Inclusion, and Sustainability
Economic transformation, inclusive growth, and environmental sustainability are core 21st century development challenges in both low- and middle-income countries. Every country has its own institutional history with an evolving balance between the...
ProjectRegional growth and development in Southern Africa
Theme: TransformationSouth Africa Regional integration Industrialization
ProjectStructural transformation and inclusive growth in Viet Nam
This project responds to the SDG’s call for a strengthening of data collection and capacity-building in Member States. Timely and better disaggregated, country level data aids the search for an evidence-based course to realizing economic...Vietnam Growth Development
Panel discussionLatin American urban development into the 21st century: Towards a renewed perspective on the city
The 20th century witnessed global processes of urbanization on an unprecedented scale, to the extent that more than half of the world's population now lives in urban areas for the first time in human history. Latin America is the developing...