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Book Chapter
New technologies create opportunities

From the book: Industries without Smokestacks

Africa Industrialization Technology
‘Industrial’ policy in the 21st century

During the past week, I participated in two international conferences. The first was the WIDER Development Conference in Helsinki: Think development - Think WIDER ...

Industrialization structural change Employment and Industry
Working Paper
Asian development after the Asian Drama

Inspired by Gunnar Myrdal’s core concepts discussed in his seminal work, Asian Drama: An Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations , published in 1968, this paper analyses the opening-up experiences of three Asian countries (China, India, and Malaysi...

Economic openness Operational controls Strategic integration
Working Paper
Industrial development in Asia: Trends in industrialization and industrial policy experiences of developing Asia

Industrial transformation of Asia arguably constitutes the most surprising and dramatic change in the global economy in the last fifty years...

Industrial policy Industrialization Structural transformation
Working Paper
Natural resources, structural change, and industrial development: Local content in Zambia—a faltering experience?

This paper traces the role of local content in Zambia’s mining sector in supporting industrialization and economic diversification...

Industrialization Local content Economic linkages
Journal Special Issue
Regional 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
Policy Brief
The practice of industrial policy: Four lessons for Africa Industrialization Industrial policy Structural transformation
Working Paper
New technologies create opportunities

This paper argues that new technologies—for communication, such as mobile phones and the internet, but also for manufacturing, agriculture, energy, and transport—have the potential to bridge many of the productivity gaps between sub-Sahar...

Africa Industrialization Technology
The Practice of Industrial Policy: Government–Business Coordination in Africa and East Asia

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations...

Industrialization Industrial policy Structural transformation
Workshop – The National Treasury and UNU-WIDER
7 February 20178 February 2017
National Treasury, Republic of South Africa, 240 Madiba Street, South Africa
Past event
Working Paper
Variation in structural change around the world, 1985–2015: Patterns, causes and implications

During 1985–2015, globalization intensified the factor-endowment-related pattern of sectoral specialization. In skill-abundant developed countries, manufacturing became more skill-intensive...

structural change Industrialization Globalization
Journal Article
Export Spillovers: Comparative Evidence From Kenya and Malaysia

Part of Journal Special Issue Learning to Compete

Export Spillovers Foreign Direct Investment Manufacturing
Working Paper
Regional opportunities in East Africa

Significant progress has been made by the East African Community partner states in implementing the East African Community customs union...

Exports Free trade Customs union
Third voice of social sciences international conference

The University of Dar es Salaam organized on 24-25 November 2016 a two-day conference with the theme 'Industrialization and social transformation: what is the role of social sciences?'

24 November 201625 November 2016
University of Dar es Salaam, P.O. Box 35091, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Past event
WIDER Annual Lecture by Justin Yifu Lin

View the WIDER Annual Lecture on New Structural Economics.

Structural transformation Productivity Economic policy
Photos - AL15

Selection of images from the WIDER Annual Lecture 15.

Structural transformation Productivity Economic policy
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