The end of poverty postponed?
Over a billion people living in poverty and a $500 million per day loss of income for the poorest people in the world could soon be reality. Blog by Andy Sumner, Chris Hoy, Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez discusses their new research.
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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COVID-19: macroeconomic dimensions in the developing world
The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented global crisis. The task for economic policy is to help keep people alive, enterprises afloat, and households out of poverty.
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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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Working PaperTrade in services: Opening markets to create opportunities
This paper reviews the role of services in development and growth, the potential role of trade in services as a driver of the productivity performance of sectors that use services as inputs, and the links between services policies and domestic trade ...Services Productivity Growth
Journal ArticleExporting and Productivity: Learning from Vietnam
Part of Journal Special Issue Learning to CompeteLearning by exporting Self-selection Productivity
Book ChapterMozambique: Jobs and Welfare in an Agrarian Economy
From the book: Jobs For Development: Challenges and Solutions in Different Country Settings...Economic development Productivity
VideoWIDER Annual Lecture by Justin Yifu Lin
View the WIDER Annual Lecture on New Structural Economics.Structural transformation Productivity Economic policy
AboutPhotos - AL15
Selection of images from the WIDER Annual Lecture 15.Structural transformation Productivity Economic policy
Working PaperImports, supply chains, and firm productivity
This paper explores the relationship between imports and firm productivity, focusing on imported intermediates...International trade Productivity
Policy workshopWhy is South African productivity so low?
This policy workshop on 'Why is South African productivity so low?' is organized by UNU-WIDER together with the National Treasury of South Africa, and the South African Reserve Bank on 7 June 2016 in Pretoria, South Africa.
Working PaperTotal factor productivity in South African manufacturing firms
The manufacturing sector is an important source of productivity growth and exports. Manufacturing firms are generally more productive than firms in the agricultural or services sectors and are an important source of job creation...Business Manufacturing Productivity
Working PaperThe South African manufacturing exporter story
Existing South African work on firm-level data has been limited by access to large datasets that track firms over time...Business Commerce Productivity
Working PaperInter- and intra-farm land fragmentation in Vietnam
This paper uses panel data at commune, household, and plot levels to study the causes and effects of agricultural land fragmentation in rural Vietnam...Agriculture Farm produce Land tenure
VideoFood Production Systems
Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 3.3Agriculture Productivity Climate change
Research uptakeLearning to Compete (L2C): Accelerating Industrial Development in Africa
Learning to compete (L2C) is collaborative research project between UNU-WIDER, the African Development Bank, and the Brookings Institution. The project aims to answer the question: why is there so little industry in Africa? Industry—including modern...Trade Competitiveness Industrial policy
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (September-October 2015)
UNU-WIDER had a busy September. We celebrated our 30 th birthday with some 600 people at our three-day conference on ‘Mapping the Future of Development Economics’ here in Helsinki. It was a great occasion...Agriculture Business enterprises Capital investments
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 PaperStructural Transformation, Biased Technological Change, and Employment in Vietnam
Employment in Vietnam and elsewhere in Asia has grown more slowly than GDP over the last several decades. This means GDP per capita is rising...Economic development Economic growth Labor