Development and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa
This paper puts sub-Saharan Africa’s economic development into perspective. While much did not go as hoped for at independence, much of the region has been on a more promising development trajectory since the mid-1990s, as we illustrate using growth...
Regulatory structures and challenges to developmental extractives
At the heart of an effective extractive resource-based economic transformation and development is an effective regulatory framework that guides the promotion of investments into the sector, the procedure for responsible extraction, and the management...
Industries without Smokestacks
This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations. By 2030 more than three quarters...
Transforming rural economies through tertiary education
This paper analyses the role of tertiary education on rural development. Using census data on villages in India for 2011, we find that skilled workers have had an important impact on rural prosperity. A 1 percentage point rise in the share of the...
Public Forum on extractive industry and development
The Inclusive growth in Mozambique programme will host a public forum on 26 March 2019 on the topic of Extractive Industry and Development. The Chief Economist and Deputy Director of UNU-WIDER Tony Addison will give a presentation based on a major...
26 March 2019
Complexo Pedagógico, Room 1501, Main Campus, Eduardo Mondlane University,
Economic development in Asia: Learning from a half-century of transformations
13 November 2019
Universitetsvägen 10, 114 18 ,
Industries without smokestacks
Our research shows that structural change in Africa is relying on a new set of economic activities, called ‘industries without smokestacks’, created by recent technological changes and a changing global market place. Adopting a broad concept of...
Journal Special Issue
Regional Growth Opportunities
This issue contains seven articles addressing the major changes underway in the integration of economies in southern Africa. This special issue is based on the UNU-WIDER project 'Regional growth and development in Southern Africa'. This project aims...
Latin American urban development into the 21st century: Towards a renewed perspective on the city
The 20th century witnessed global processes of urbanization on an unprecedented scale, to the extent that more than half of the world's population now lives in urban areas for the first time in human history. Latin America is the developing world's...
26 October 2012
Senate Room, University of Glasgow,
Urban governance and service delivery in Africa
Africa is one of the fastest urbanizing regions of the world. On the one hand, this demographic transformation offers important opportunities for growth, economic development, and innovation. On the other hand, rapid urbanization generates high...
5 June 2012
African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town,
Prospects for a Tanzanian transformation
Researchers, policy makers, and representatives of international institutions recently gathered in Dar es Salaam to discuss prospects for a...