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Working PaperBurkina Faso: Shipping Around the Malthusian Trap
Burkina Faso has experienced quite significant aggregate growth over the past two decades, but that growth has not been transformed into poverty reduction...Economic growth Equality and inequality Structural adjustment (Economic policy)
BlogEconomic Elites, Crises, and Austerity in 21st Century Capitalism
24 September 2014 Andrés Solimano The era of neoliberal capitalism starting by the late 1970s and early 1980s promotes free trade, capital mobility, fragmented migration, privatization, deregulation and marketization...Capitalism Democracy Economic policy
BlogHow the World Works: Jobs and Structural Transformation as Keys to Development
27 August 2014 Roger Williamson The themes of the new UNU-WIDER work programme—transformation, inclusion, and sustainability—were the focus of the WIDER Development Conference held in Vietnam in June this year...Economic development Economics Structural adjustment (Economic policy)
BlogNew Structural Economics – An Interview with Justin Lin
27 August 2014 In this interview Justin Lin , Non-resident Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER, talks about how the state can enable the process of structural transformation of the economy, how to fund the necessary investments of this transformation...Comparative economics Economic development Economic growth
BlogTransforming Economic Structures in Africa – An Interview with Margaret McMillan
25 June 2014 In this interview Dr Margaret McMillan outlined the theory of structural transformation, which analyzes the underlying structure of the economy by employment shares in agriculture, manufacturing and the service sector...Agriculture Structural adjustment (Economic policy) Labor productivity
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
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
ReportWhat Do We Know About Aid as We Approach 2015?
The ReCom—Research and Communication on Foreign Aid—programme produced 240 original studies...Agriculture Children Climatic changes
BlogGrowth Yes, but where’s the Transformation and Inclusion?
26 March 2014 Roger Williamson Africa is growing, with The Economist noting that 6 out of 10 of the world’s fastest growing economies for 2000-10 were in Africa . But how optimistic should we be?...Economic development Economic growth Structural adjustment (Economic policy)
BlogBrazil's Economics Success: Lessons for Africa – An Interview with Armando Barrientos and Ed Amann
24 January 2014 In this interview Armando Barrientos and Ed Amann give an introduction to their research project at the Brooks World Poverty Institute on the relevance of the Brazilian development model for Africa...Economic development projects Structural adjustment (Economic policy) Poverty
Working PaperInternational Aid to Southern Europe in the Early Post-War Period: the Cases of Greece and Italy
After the Second World War, both Greece and Italy experienced a Left-Right political polarization and a reproduction of earlier patterns of political patronage...Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development Economic growth
BlogInclusive Growth in Africa
24 September 2013 Roger Williamson WIDER Annual Lecture 17 - President Martti Ahtisaari © UNU-WIDER/Alexander Zach Another big weekend for UNU-WIDER...Economic policy Equality and inequality Structural adjustment (Economic policy)
BlogWhat did we Learn at the L2C Conference about Industrial Development and Policy in Africa?
22 August 2013 Roger Williamson Given the high growth rates since 2000 and low labour costs, Africa could develop manufacturing industry, agro-processing, and services...Education Structural adjustment (Economic policy) Human capital
BlogFrom The Editor's Desk (December 2012)
Tony Addison This year has rushed by at speed. For UNU-WIDER it’s been a year of big successes. We will have published some 110 working papers by the end of December, up from 96 in 2011 (go here for the latest list)...Economic aspects (Economic development) Economic aspects (Environment) Climatic changes
BlogJobs are Development
Carl-Gustav Lindén One important part of ReCom–Research and Communication on Foreign Aid is the sharing of results...Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development projects Structural adjustment (Economic policy)
BlogAfter the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Some Lessons on Transition
Lorraine Telfer-Taivainen The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London was the setting on 19 June 2012 for the launch of the recent UNU-WIDER book Economies in Transition: The Long-Run View , edited by Gerárd Roland, a...Capitalism Democracy Economic policy