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Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
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Annual Lecture 25 by Bina Agarwal
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57 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
BlogUNU-WIDER at 35: Letter from the Director
2020 promised to be a big year for UNU-WIDER, with the celebration of our 35th anniversary, the 45th birthday of UNU, and 75 years of the UN...Structural adjustment (Economic policy) IMF Human Development Report
Project workshopInequality and governance in unstable democracies – the mediating role of trust: 2nd Annual Workshop
More than 30 participants attended the 2nd annual workshop for ‘Trust and Governance’ project, held virtually on the 16th and 17th April 2020. The workshop was initially set to be held in Colombia but had to be moved to a virtual...
LectureDeepak Nayyar lecture at LSE on Resurgent Asia
The lecture will analyse the phenomenal transformation of Asia, which would have been difficult to imagine, let alone predict, fifty years ago. In doing so, it provides an analytical narrative of this remarkable story of economic development,...
BlogWhy is inequality in South Africa higher than in Germany?: Explaining income distributions with ‘decompositions’
The understanding of inequality requires the analysis of changes in income distributions across countries and over time as well as the identification of its drivers...Economic inequality Income inequality Methodology (Economics)
Panel discussionA UNU-WIDER special panel on inequality — measurement, implications, and influencing change
Working PaperMeasuring multidimensional inequality of opportunity
This paper develops a normative approach to the measurement of ex-ante inequality of opportunity in a multidimensional setting—that is, when the individual outcome is represented by a multidimensional variable...Equality of opportunity Economic inequality Multidimensional welfare
LectureDelhi School of Economics lecture on economic development in Asia, by Deepak Nayyar
On 14 January Professor Deepak Nayyar will attend the Delhi School of Economics to give a lecture on ‘Economic development in Asia: Learning from half a century of transformation’. The lecture draws from his recently published book,...
ProjectThe impact of inequality on growth, human development, and governance @EQUAL
Theme: Transforming societiesEconomic inequality
Panel discussionAsian Transformations panel discussion at India International Centre
On 23 December, Professor Deepak Nayyar, editor of Asian Transformations , led a panel discussion on the recent publication at the India International Centre in New Delhi. The book, Asian Transformations: An Inquiry into the Development of Nations...
SeminarErwin Bulte on participatory resource management, elite capture and local livelihoods
In the mediaInternational media and events share lessons from Deepak Nayyar’s new book Asia Economic transformation Gunnar Myrdal
PresentationDeepak Nayyar Resurgent Asia - Diversity in Development
LectureEconomic development in Asia: Learning from a half-century of transformations
Working PaperOn the political and social consequences of economic inequality: Civic engagement in Colombia
This paper investigates the impact of inequality on individual civic engagement at the community level, whether this impact persists over time, and what mechanisms may shape the relationship between inequality and civic engagement...Civic participation Collective action Colombia