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Potential benefits and pitfalls of extractives in Mozambique: lessons from international experience

Mozambique has seen a significant expansion of interest and investment in its extractive industries...

Extractive industries Resource curse Policy coordination
UNU-WIDER shortlisted for the Prospect Think Tank Awards 2018

UNU-WIDER has been shortlisted for the Prospect Magazine’s Think Tank Awards 2018 . The Institute is ranked in the category of international economic & financial think tanks based on the research on industrial policy, including the project...

Think tanks Industrial policy
Journal Special Issue
Legal Empowerment and Group-Based Inequality

The articles in the forthcoming special issue are already available online on full open access. The special issue will be officially published in March 2019, vol. 55, issue 3...

Legal empowerment Group-based inequality Property rights
Industries without Smokestacks: Industrialization in Africa Reconsidered

Early view: When published this book will become Open Access. By 2030 more than three quarters of the world's absolute poor are projected to live in Africa...

industry Growth Investment
Think development – Think WIDER

For more than 30 years, UNU-WIDER has been associated with some of the most advanced thinking in development economics. Since the Institute’s start in 1985, UNU-WIDER has undertaken research on all the principal themes of development economics. It...

13 September 2018 08:3015 September 2018 18:30
Marina Congress Center (MCC), Katajanokanlaituri 6, 00160 Helsinki, Finland
Open for registration
Photo: Hector Carcia
Journal Article
A human rights-consistent approach to multidimensional welfare measurement applied to sub-Saharan Africa

The rights-based approach to development targets progress towards the realization of 30 articles set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In current practice, progress is frequently measured using the multidimensional poverty index...

first-order dominance Sub-Saharan Africa demographic and health survey
Mozambique: Improving our understanding of the potential of manufacturing

Mozambique’s manufacturing industry is facing many challenges. Nevertheless, we should not underestimate its linkages to the rest of the economy and its potential in terms of job creation and structural transformation...

Manufacturing firms Manufacturing Manufacturing industries
Towards Gender Equity in Development

Early view: When published this book will become Open Access. As a result of widespread mistreatment and overt discrimination, women in the developing world often lack autonomy...

Gender Equality Discrimination
Lessons from the resettlement of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ Vietnamese forced migrants in Germany

Hiếu (pseudonym) embodies the ‘good refugee’ story. In 1979, he fled Vietnam by boat and eventually resettled in the Federal Republic of (West) Germany, as did many others ...

Integration International migration Refugees
Young Afghan refugees and asylum seekers in the UK: Does more education mean better futures?

Education is my freedom ... if I have my education, everything is still possible for me in the future. Mohammed grinned, and looked down at his newly acquired university student card...

Migration Refugees Youth
Successfully integrating refugee populations: What can we learn from the experience of Vietnamese Americans?

Policy makers should see integration and upward mobility, and not simply placement and survival, as goals of resettlement of refugees...

Migration Refugees Integration
Obstacles for Mozambique’s manufacturing firms amplified by macroeconomic disturbances

Mozambique has been facing macroeconomic difficulties since 2015. This has amplified the obstacles for micro, small and medium-sized manufacturing firms, but the actual problems lie deeper ...

Manufacturing firms Structural transformation Macroeconomic policy
Panel discussion
classroom/barry-pousnan Public services at grassroots level in Africa [in Finnish]
26 May 2018
Taiga-lava (Kansallisteatterin lavaklubi), Läntinen Teatterikuja 1, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
WIID - World Income Inequality Database

World Income Inequality Database (WIID), collects and stores information on income inequality for developed, developing, and transition countries. WIID provides the most comprehensive set of income inequality statistics available and can be...

Policy seminar
UNU-WIDER at the World Village Festival

UNU-WIDER, with other UN agencies and affiliates, is present at the World Village Festival 2018. The festival takes place 26-27 May 2018 in Helsinki, Finland.

26 May 201827 May 2018
UN Village/YK-Kylä, Railway Square, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Policy Brief
The business environment of Mozambican manufacturing firms Economic growth Regulatory Framework
Policy Brief
Workforce and leadership characteristics in Mozambican manufacturing Economic growth Leadership charasteristics Entrepreneurship
Request for research proposals
Regional growth and development for southern Africa’s prosperity

UNU-WIDER, the National Treasury of the Republic of South Africa (NT), and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) invite proposals from qualified researchers for high quality economic and/or political economy analysis in any of the five focus...

Closing date: 25 May 2018
2018 Nordic conference on development economics

Aalto University School of Business, University of Tampere and UNU-WIDER in collaboration with the Nordic Network in Development Economics will organize the 2018 Nordic Conference on Development Economics on 11-12 June 2018 in Helsinki, Finland.

11 June 201812 June 2018
Aalto University School of Business, Runeberginkatu 14-16, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
UNU-WIDER congratulates Professor Njuguna Ndung’u on his new appointment

Professor Njuguna Ndung’u has been appointed as the next African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Executive Director effective September 1, 2018. Over the years Professor Ndung’u has held a number of top positions in the field of...

Journal Article
How polarized is the global income distribution?

The interest in the level of global inequality has surged in recent years. This paper complements existing estimates of global inequality by providing the first estimates of the level of bipolarization of the global income distribution...

Polarization Bipolarization Polarization measures
Journal Article
The impact of intergovernmental transfers on local revenue generation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Tanzania

Do intergovernmental transfers reduce revenues collected by local government authorities (LGAs)?...

fiscal capacity intergovernmental grants Sub-Saharan Africa
Policy Brief
Measuring quality of health-care services: What is known and where are the knowledge gaps? Health SDG3 Universal Health Coverage
UNU-WIDER Director-Designate named

UNU-WIDER is pleased to announce that, following a highly successful 10 years under the leadership of Professor Finn Tarp, the Institute’s next director has been named. Professor Kunal Sen will join the Institute as Director-Designate on 1...

Information asymmetries in extractive industries: What can be done?

In the second part of this blog, Alan R. Roe discusses what is known about the informational failures that pose challenges for governments in projecting revenues from extractive industries. Read the first part here ...

Extractive industries Government revenue
Working Paper
A 2015 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for Mozambique

This paper documents a 2015 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for Mozambique...

Social Accounting Matrix national accounts Supply table
Extractive Industries: The Management of Resources as a Driver of Sustainable Development

Early view: When published this book will become Open Access...

Resource revenues Climate change Mining
Towards inclusive development in Myanmar

UNU-WIDER and the Central Statistical Organization (CSO) of the Ministry of Planning and Finance of Myanmar, supported financially by Danida , are working together to strengthen evidence-based policy-making and analysis, supporting the country...

Inclusive growth Economic reform Industrial policy
WIDER Seminar Series

The WIDER Seminar Series showcases the latest research on key topics in development economics. At the weekly sessions, early-career and senior researchers present recent and ongoing work touching on structural transformation, inclusion, and...

WIDER Seminar Series
Sustainable Development Explorer UNU-WIDER expertise part of new UNU Sustainable Development Explorer Sustainable Development Goals United Nations University
Forecasting revenues from extractive industries: Information asymmetries and other disadvantages of host governments

In the first part of this blog, Alan R. Roe writes about the difficulties governments face in predicting revenues from extractive industries. Read part two here ...

Extractive industries Government revenue
Journal Article
Optimal taxation and public provision for poverty reduction

The existing literature on optimal taxation typically assumes there exists a capacity to implement complex tax schemes, which is not necessarily the case for many developing countries...

Income tax Poverty Public goods
Journal Article
Horizontal Inequality and Data Challenges

Inequality and social exclusion receive considerable contemporary policy attention...

Ethnic group Group-based inequality Horizontal inequality
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