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WIDER Annual Lecture 18: Managing Structural Transformation

18 December 2014 Roger Williamson At the UN headquarters in New York on 18 November 2014, Peter Timmer, emeritus professor from Harvard, showed how the three transformations (structural, agricultural, and dietary) relate to development...

Agriculture Climate change Structural adjustment (Economic policy)
Journal Article
Technology Adoption and Food Security in Subsistence Agriculture: Evidence from a Group-Based Aid Project in Mozambique

This paper evaluates the impact of an intervention to improve farming techniques and food security in the Gaza area of rural Mozambique...

Agriculture Food security Technological innovations
Technology and Competitiveness in Vietnam

Professor Carol Newman and professor Finn Tarp , director of WIDER, gave a presentation about technology and competitiveness in Vietnam. Presentation slides

3 July 2014
General Statistics Office, 6B Hoang Dieu Str., Hanoi, Vietnam
Past event
Working Paper
Exporting and Productivity: The Role of Ownership and Innovation in the Case of Vietnam

In this paper, we investigate the relationship between exporting and productivity in the case of Vietnam using an extensive firm level panel dataset for the period 2005-11...

Business enterprises Commerce Organizational behavior
What Do We Know About Aid as We Approach 2015?

The ReCom—Research and Communication on Foreign Aid—programme produced 240 original studies...

Agriculture Children Climate change
Working Paper
Innovation Capabilities for Sustainable Development in Africa

A sustainable pathway for Africa in the twenty-first century is laid out in the setting of the development of innovation capabilities and the capture of latecomer advantages...

Economic development Industrial policy Industrialization
Working Paper
Modeling Fuel Choice Among Households in Northern Cameroon

The present study aims to explore economic and socio-demographic factors that influence the household’s probability to switch from firewood to clean fuels in northern Cameroon...

Households Renewable energy Technological innovations
Working Paper
Innovation at the World Bank: Selective Perspectives Over Three Decades 1975-2005

The World Bank is uniquely positioned to identify and disseminate innovative development practices...

Economic development International agencies Technological innovations
What can we Learn from Popular Representations of Development?

17 October 2013 David Lewis, Dennis Rodgers, and Michael Woolcock When asked why she wrote novels about poverty rather than gather what we would now call ‘hard’ data, the Victorian novelist George Eliot famously responded that ‘a pi...

Economic development Qualitative research methodology Mass media
Working Paper
Explaining Positive Deviance in Public Sector Reforms in Development

Public sector reforms are commonplace in developing countries. Much of the literature about these reforms reflects on their failures...

Bureaucracy Economic development Economic growth
Working Paper
Foreign Aid and Sustainable Fisheries Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

The fisheries sector in sub-Saharan Africa has benefited from high and increasing amounts of foreign aid for over four decades...

Biodiversity conservation Econometric models Economic assistance and foreign aid
Telling the Truth about Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Development…: It just happens to be an Inconvenient Truth

22 August 2013 Han Ei Chew I am compelled to let a rattling skeleton out of the closet of ICT and development...

Information technology Technological innovations
Science and Survival: Is an Agriculture-led Developmental Model the Way Forward for sub-Saharan Africa?

9 May 2013 Lorraine Telfer-Taivainen and Roger Williamson Pathways to Industrialization in the Twenty-First Century , (edited by Adam Szirmai, Wim Naudé, and Ludovico Alcorta) a new book with important messages on industrial policy, particular...

Agriculture Industrial policy Industrialization
From the Editor's Desk (April 2013)

30 April 2013 Tony Addison As April closes, our thoughts turn to UNU-WIDER’s spring/summer programme. And it’s a busy one...

Economic development Conflict management Economic assistance and foreign aid
Journal Article
The Economic Legacy of Civil War: Firm-level Evidence from Sierra Leone

Part of Journal Special Issue Entrepreneurship and Conflict

Economic development Econometric models (Economic development) Entrepreneurship
Pathways to Industrialization in the Twenty-First Century: New Challenges and Emerging Paradigms

Over the last two centuries, the experiences of the first wave of industrialized countries in Europe and the US, and the more recent experiences of the East Asian Tigers, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, China, India, and Vietnam, have illustrated the ...

Industrial policy Industrialization Labour market
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