UN at 75: slow death or a new direction | Annual Lecture 24
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Why all countries should contribute to ending global poverty
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COVID-19 intensifies global need to support informal workers in their struggle
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COVID-19 and employment: Insights from the sub-Saharan African experience
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Journal Special Issue: Understanding agricultural development and change
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26 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Journal ArticleRental markets, gender, and land certificates: Evidence from Vietnam
Part of Journal Special Issue Understanding agricultural development and changeland use certificates land rental markets Gender
Journal ArticleLand rights, agricultural productivity, and deforestation
Part of Journal Special Issue Understanding agricultural development and changeDeforestation Agricultural productivity Land tenure
Journal ArticleTenurial security and agricultural investment: Evidence from Vietnam
Part of Journal Special Issue Introduction to understanding agricultural development and changeInvestment Land Land rights
Journal ArticleThe impact of agricultural commercialisation on household welfare in rural Vietnam
Part of Journal Special Issue Understanding agricultural development and changeCommercialization Smallholders Rice
Journal ArticleMarket constraints, misallocation, and productivity in Vietnam agriculture
Part of Journal Special Issue Understanding agricultural development and changeVietnam Agriculture Misallocation
Book ChapterAre politically connected firms less constrained in credit markets?
From the book: Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in VietnamCredit constraints Political connections Vietnam
Working PaperDoes managerial personality matter?: Evidence from firms in Vietnam
Using novel data from micro, small, and medium firms in Vietnam, we estimate the relationship between behavioural and personality traits of owners/managers—risk attitudes, locus of control, and innovativeness—and firm-level decisions...Entrepreneurship SMEs Firm performance
Working PaperAre politically connected firms less constrained in credit markets?
Utilizing a panel of over 2,000 Vietnamese SMEs over a 10-year period, we analyse the importance of being politically connected on both access and cost-of-credit obtained from formal financial institutions...Credit constraints Political connections Vietnam
Journal ArticleExporting and Productivity: Learning from Vietnam
Part of Journal Special Issue Learning to CompeteLearning by exporting Self-selection Productivity
Policy seminarLaunching the Viet Nam 2012 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM)
SeminarCharacteristics of the Vietnamese business environment: evidence from a SME Survey in 2015
WorkshopMicro, small, and medium enterprises in Viet Nam
This workshop organized by UNU-WIDER brings together early-career researchers to present first drafts of their papers on the 2015 wave of the micro, small, and medium enterprises survey.
Policy seminarGrowth, Structural Transformation, and Rural Change in Vietnam: A Rising Dragon on the Move
Policy workshopPolicy workshop on Vietnam Access to Resources Household Survey (VARHS)
On 19 May UNU-WIDER and the University of Copenhagen held a policy workshop on the Vietnam Access to Resources Household Survey (VARHS) in partnership with the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) in Hanoi as part of the ongoing ...
PresentationTechnology and Competitiveness in Vietnam
Professor Carol Newman and professor Finn Tarp , director of WIDER, gave a presentation about technology and competitiveness in Vietnam. Presentation slides
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...