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
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Book ChapterThe Success of Learnerships: Lessons from South Africa’s Training and Education Programme
From the book: African Youth and the Persistence of MarginalizationEconomic aspects (Education) Human capital Unemployment
Book ChapterEducation Policy, Vocational Training, and the Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa
From the book: African Youth and the Persistence of MarginalizationEducation Finance (Education) Population
Book ChapterYoung People, Agriculture and Employment in Rural Africa
From the book: African Youth and the Persistence of MarginalizationAgriculture Economic development Entrepreneurship
Working PaperSouth African Labour Market Transitions During the Global Financial and Economic Crisis: Micro-Level Evidence
This paper studies individual-level labour market transitions and their determinants in South Africa during the zenith and aftermath of the global financial and economic crisis using 2008 to 2010-2011 panel data from the National Income Dynamics Stud...Econometric models (Economic development) Financial crisis Labor market
Working PaperYoung People, Agriculture, and Employment in Rural Africa
This paper examines the current interest in addressing the problem of young people’s unemployment in Africa through agriculture...Agriculture Economic development Entrepreneurship
Journal ArticleIntroducing carbon taxes in South Africa
South Africa is considering introducing a carbon tax to reduce greenhouse gas emissions...Carbon tax Income distribution Public welfare
Working PaperEducation Policy, Vocational Training, and the Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa
Technical, vocational education, and training has remained an explosive topic because it can create a divided society in terms of education and the benefits associated with it...Education Finance (Education) Population
Working PaperThe Success of Learnerships?: Lessons from South Africa’s Training and Education Programme
Vocational training programmes, like South Africa’s learnership programme, which combine classroom learning and on-the-job training seem like the type of intervention which can create skills, get young people into jobs quicker, and reduce youth...Economic aspects (Education) Human capital Unemployment
Book ChapterMacroeconomic Policies, Growth, Employment, Poverty, and Inequality in Latin America
From the book: Falling Inequality in Latin AmericaEconomic development Equality and inequality Macroeconomics
Working PaperState-Building Through Neotrusteeship: Kosovo and East Timor in Comparative Perspective
Why do some states, with foreign assistance, transition from ‘fragile’ to ‘robust?’ Scholars in state-building have argued that neotrusteeship is an effective strategy by which external organizations might build post-conflict ...Conflict management Crime Economic assistance and foreign aid
BlogA New Agenda for a New World
24 June 2013 Minister Gunilla Carlson Like every political agenda, the post-2015 agenda must be firmly based in a reality check...Economic development Emigration and immigration Free trade
BlogYouth Employment: A Key Issue
Economist Imed Drine recently left UNU-WIDER and headed with his family for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to take up a new position as a senior economist with the Islamic Development Bank...Methodology (Quantitative research) Infrastructure (Economics) Institutional economics
SeminarGlobal crisis and the impact on emerging economies
United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) is pleased to announce the following seminar by Kaushik Basu, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Development Economics of the World Bank Global...
Journal ArticleYouth unemployment and the Arab Spring
Many observers see youth unemployment as the major reason behind the recent popular uprisings in a number of Arab countries...Unemployment Youth