16 December 2014
On 20 November 2014 the United Nations celebrated the 25th Africa Industrialization Day. But perhaps ‘celebrate’ is not exactly the right word. Africa’s experience with industrialization over the past quarter century has actually been...
Roger Williamson - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland
22 August 2013
Given the high growth rates since 2000 and low labour costs, Africa could develop manufacturing industry, agro-processing, and services. But these cost advantages can easily be undermined by factors such as inadequate infrastructure, particularly power,...
Tony Addison - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland
29 June 2013
The June-July summer issue of Angle comes to you amid the 19 hours daylight of the Finnish mid-summer. Last week UNU-WIDER’s Learning to Compete (L2C) conference on industrial policy and development in Africa was held here in Helsinki. We welcomed 200...
Carl-Gustav Lindén - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland
25 February 2013
Andy McKay, professor of development economics at University of Sussex, discusses the motivating factors behind UNU-WIDER’s Growth and Poverty Project (GAPP) with Carl-Gustav Lindén, senior communications specialist at UNU-WIDER.
In the GAPP project Africa...
Carl-Gustav Lindén - UNU-WIDER, 2012 - Helsinki, Finland
30 October 2012
At the recent UNU-WIDER research conference on development and climate change, the communications team took the opportunity to ask participants visiting us here in Helsinki for their views on how research turns into policy. We heard many interesting perspectives and they are...
Augustin Kwasi Fosu, Anthony Owusu Gyapong - International Monetary Fund, 2011 - Washington, D.C, USA
The current paper demonstrates a dichotomy of the growth response to changes in the barter terms of trade, employing as case studies the two African countries, Botswana and Nigeria. Using distributed-lag analysis, the paper finds that the effect of terms of trade on output is positive and negative...