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Africa’s lockdown dilemma: High poverty and low trust
There is growing unease that blindly replicating the COVID-19 policy responses of high-income countries might inflict irreparable damage to poor households and foment social unrest in developing countries. Read more
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Journal Article: Tax-motivated transfer mispricing in South Africa - direct evidence using transaction data
This new Open Access article provides the first direct systematic evidence of profit shifting through transfer mispricing in a developing country.
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168 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
BlogEconomic 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 PaperEconomic Transformation and the Diversification of Livelihoods in Rural Vietnam
Diversification of household activities away from agriculture is a key characteristic of economic development...Agricultural laborers Economic development Entrepreneurship
Book ChapterCapitalism and African Business Cultures
From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 1...Business Capitalism Entrepreneurship
Book ChapterYoung People, Agriculture and Employment in Rural Africa
From the book: African Youth and the Persistence of MarginalizationAgriculture Economic development Entrepreneurship
Working PaperPrivate Returns to Education for Wage-employees and the Self-employed in Uganda
The paper investigates the differences in private marginal returns to education between wage-employees and the self-employed in Uganda, using the Mincerian framework with pooled regression models...Education Entrepreneurship Panel analysis
Research BriefHow can aid promote the empowerment of women?
Aid projects that specifically target women tend be better at increasing gender equality than those that mainstream gender...Economic assistance and foreign aid Entrepreneurship Feminist economics
Working PaperSkills and Youth Entrepreneurship in Africa: Analysis with evidence from Swaziland
The shortages of entrepreneurial skills have lowered search effectiveness of potential young entrepreneurs and the rate of youth start-ups...Economic policy Entrepreneurship Structural adjustment (Economic policy)
BlogLearning to Compete: Lessons from Vietnam – An Interview with Carol Newman
28 May 2014 In this interview Carol Newman discusses the success of the Vietnamese economic transformation and lessons which can be drawn for Africa...Entrepreneurship Structural adjustment (Economic policy) Industrial policy
Working PaperPromoting Women’s Economic Empowerment Through Productive Employment and Social Protection
The paper attempts to examine the extent to which the ILO-supported projects have contributed to women’s economic empowerment and well-being i.e., from a gender perspective...Entrepreneurship Feminist economics International agencies
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
Working PaperCapitalism and African Business Cultures
Scholars and practitioners once commonly linked ‘African culture’ to a distinctive ‘African capitalism’, at odds with genuine capitalism and the demands of modern business...Business Capitalism Entrepreneurship
Policy BriefBusiness and the Barrel of a Gun: Understanding Entrepreneurship and Violent Conflict in Developing Countries
Although the impacts of violent conflict on investment, production, incomes and inequality have been widely studied on an aggregate level, comparatively less is known about the more diverse impacts of such conflict at the micro (particularly firm) le...Entrepreneurship Microeconomics Social conflict
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (April 2013)
30 April 2013 Tony Addison As April closes, our thoughts turn to UNU-WIDER’s spring/summer programme. And it’s a busy one...Economic aspects (Industrialization) Econometric models (Economic development) Economic aspects (Economic development)
Research BriefAid and Management Training
It is widely recognized that entrepreneurship is of critical importance to industrial development. Despite this importance we know little about the skills of business owners and managers in developing countries...Entrepreneurship Management (Technological innovations) Industrial management
Journal ArticleBusiness under Fire: Entrepreneurship and Violent Conflict in Developing Countries
Part of Journal Special Issue Entrepreneurship and ConflictEconomic development Entrepreneurship Informal sector (Economics)