Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
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9 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Book ChapterAgriculture, the Rural Sector, and Development
From the book: Asian TransformationsAgricultural productivity structural change Rural development
Working PaperMobile phone use, productivity and labour market in Tanzania
Access to mobile phone has increased substantially over the last decade in sub-Saharan Africa...Mobile phones Agricultural productivity Market prices
Book ChapterSoutheast Asia
From the book: Asian TransformationsAgricultural productivity Investments Foreign
BlogWhat should Mozambique do with the revenue from natural gas projects? (Part III)
At the beginning of this decade, large offshore natural gas fields were discovered in north-east Mozambique. Investment is now flowing into the country, and a boom in the natural gas sector is expected...Extractives Mozambique Revenues
Working PaperMarket constraints, misallocation, and productivity in Viet Nam agriculture
We examine important changes in agriculture in Viet Nam in the context of ongoing structural changes in the economy...Agriculture Misallocation Productivity
Working PaperSix development paths in Southeast Asia: Three plus three
Six Southeast Asian countries (Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Thailand) defied Gunnar Myrdal’s pessimistic prognosis in his 1968 volume, Asian Drama, regarding their prospects for devel...Agricultural productivity Investments, Foreign Industrial policy
Working PaperLand rights, agricultural productivity, and deforestation in Viet Nam
This paper studies the relationship between land tenure for smallholder agriculture and deforestation in Viet Nam. We combine high resolution satellite data on deforestation with rich household and commune-level, biannual panel data...Deforestation Agricultural productivity Land tenure
Working PaperAgricultural and rural transformations in Asian development
Over the past sixty years, most Asian countries have undergone relatively rapid agricultural transformations that helped jumpstart broader economic development...Agricultural productivity structural change Rural development
Working PaperGender divide in agricultural productivity in Mozambique
In this study we analyze the gender gap in agricultural productivity in Mozambique applying the Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition approach on data from four agricultural surveys between 2002 and 2012...Gender gap Agricultural productivity Mozambique