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Working Paper
Trade 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 Article
Exporting and Productivity: Learning from Vietnam

Part of Journal Special Issue Learning to Compete

Learning by exporting Self-selection Productivity
Book Chapter
Mozambique: Jobs and Welfare in an Agrarian Economy

From the book: Jobs For Development: Challenges and Solutions in Different Country Settings...

Economic development Productivity
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
Working Paper
Imports, supply chains, and firm productivity

This paper explores the relationship between imports and firm productivity, focusing on imported intermediates...

International trade Productivity
Policy workshop
Why 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.

7 June 2016
South African Reserve Bank Conference Centre, 370 Helen Joseph St, Pretoria, South Africa
Past event
Working Paper
Total 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 Paper
The 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 Paper
Inter- 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
Food Production Systems

Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 3.3

Agriculture Productivity Climate change
Research uptake
Learning 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
From 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
Economic 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 Paper
Structural 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
Working Paper
The Return to Foreign Aid

We investigate the marginal productivity of investment across countries. The aim is to estimate the return on investments financed by foreign aid and by domestic resource mobilization, using aggregate data...

Economic growth Investments Panel analysis
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