Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
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Research and policy briefs
Evidence-based policymaking is crucial. Use our publications search to browse nearly 200 briefs which highlight the findings and policy implications of our research.
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Working PaperSupply-Side Constraints, Capital Goods Imports, and the Quality of Sub-Saharan African Countries’ Exports
In the last decade, a large portion of capital goods imports of Sub-Saharan African countries is telecommunications equipment, and China is now the main source of equipment for 30 Sub-Saharan African countries...Capital Economic growth International trade
Working PaperThe Performance of the Manufacturing Sector in Tanzania: Challenges and the Way Forward
Tanzania’s industrial sector has evolved through various stages since independence in 1961, from nascent and undiversified to state-led import substitution industrialization, and subsequently to de-industrialization under the structural adjustm...Business enterprises Economic development International trade
BlogAfrica’s Low Hanging Fruits
23 April 2014 Justin Yifu Lin and Yan Wang At the onset of its miraculous rise in 1979, China had been trapped in poverty for centuries and was poorer than most sub-Saharan African countries...Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development Economic growth
Working PaperExporting and Foreign Direct Investment Spillovers: Cambodia’s Experience
One feature of exporting firms in Cambodia is that they are not of domestic origin but are foreign firms that export from the moment they are established in Cambodia...Economic development International trade Investments, Foreign
Working PaperThe Evolution of Vietnamese Industry
The transfer from an import-substitution to an export-orientation strategy has been in effect in Vietnam since the reform process, Doi Moi, necessitating the reformulation of macroeconomic, trading and sectoral policies...Deregulation Evolutionary economics Industrial policy
Working PaperRegional Integration in Africa: Challenges and Prospects
Political motives, geography, and the uneven distribution of gains trumped the traditional efficiency gains across Africa’s Regional Economic Communities (RECs)...Commerce Economies of scale International economic relations
Book ChapterInternational to Domestic Price Transmission in Fourteen Developing Countries During the 2007-08 Food Crisis
From the book: Food Price Policy in an Era of Market InstabilityAgriculture International trade Macroeconomics
Book ChapterTrade and Income Distribution in Latin America: Is There Anything New to Say?
From the book: Falling Inequality in Latin AmericaEducation Equality and inequality Household survey
Working PaperThe Impact of Foreign Aid on Economic Growth in ECOWAS Countries: a Simultaneous-Equation Model
This paper investigates the impact of foreign aid on economic growth in member countries of the Economic Community of West African States using panel data for 1990-2009 and a three equation simultaneous-equations model...Economic assistance and foreign aid Econometric models (Economic development) International trade
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
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (March 2013)
Tony Addison This month saw UNU-WIDER in Stockholm for the ReCom results meeting on ‘aid and the social sectors’, which took place at Sida on 13 March...Decision making (Finance, Public) Econometric models (Economic development) Agriculture
Working PaperInternational to Domestic Price Transmission in Fourteen Developing Countries During the 2007-08 Food Crisis
This paper synthesizes the evidence on price transmission from international maize, rice and wheat markets to domestic markets in fourteen developing countries during the global food crisis in 2007-08...Agriculture International trade Macroeconomics
Policy BriefIndustrial Policy for Development
New challenges and emerging paradigms have turned industrialization and industrial policy into one of the most hotly debated and interesting issues of the early twenty-first century...Economic development Industrial policy International trade
Book ChapterIndustrial Policy in the Twenty-First Century: Challenges for the Future
From the book: Pathways to Industrialization in the Twenty-First CenturyIndustrial policy Industrial productivity Industrialization
Research BriefThe Unique Character of EU Aid
EU aid is complicated both by its close relationship to the EU’s foreign policy in general, and by the question of what Europe should do as a community and what should be done by individual member states...Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic policy International trade
LectureTrade and gender inequality
Invited Guest Lecturer, Malokele Nanivazo, Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER. Contact Person: Henna Seinälä, University of Jyväskylä...