Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam
This new Open Access book provides a comprehensive analytic contribution to a crucial topic within development economics. Based on fifteen years of continued data collection and research efforts it brings together nine up-to-date studies on... read more
Mining for Change
This new open access book presents research undertaken to understand how better management of the revenues and opportunities associated with natural resources can accelerate diversification and structural change in Africa.... Read more
Women in Science
On 11 February the world celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. UNU-WIDER, along with other institutes across United Nations University, are taking this day of celebration a step further with a month long campaign ... Read more
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Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED)
The SA-TIED programme looks at ways to support policy-making for inclusive growth and economic transformation in the southern Africa region.
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Book ChapterThe construction sector in Zambia
From the book: Mining for ChangeIndustrialization Local content Economic linkages
Book ChapterConstruction and public procurement in Uganda
From the book: Mining for ChangeConstruction sector Procurement Natural resources
Book ChapterThe construction sector in Tanzania
From the book: Mining for ChangeConstruction sector Contractors Land
Book ChapterThe construction sector in Mozambique
From the book: Mining for ChangeConstruction industries national accounts Public infrastructure
Book ChapterThe construction sector in Ghana
From the book: Mining for ChangeConstruction sector Price dynamics Expenditure shocks
BlogCan natural resources jump-start industrialization?
At the end of last year, I filmed a lecture that will be part of a massive open online course (MOOC) on industrialization in Africa...Industrialization structural change Employment and Industry
Working PaperConstruction and public procurement in Uganda
As it transitions to an oil-producing country, Uganda’s investments in infrastructure and physical capital will increasingly depend on the ability of the construction sector to respond to surges in demand and transform investment effort into ou...Construction sector Procurement Natural resources
Working PaperThe role of the construction sector in influencing natural resource use, structural change, and industrial development in Zambia
The construction sector plays a critical role in delivering quality infrastructure, which in turn influences the use of natural resource revenues towards achieving structural change and industrial development...Construction sector infrastructure Prices
Working PaperRole of the construction sector and key bottlenecks to supply response in Tanzania
The construction sector is a key enabler for social and economic development worldwide...Construction sector Contractors Land
Working PaperThe role of the construction sector in Ghana
The research explores the structure and performance of Ghana’s construction subsector, in light of the country’s 2007 oil discovery...Construction sector Price dynamics Expenditure shocks
Working PaperThe construction sector in Mozambique: An overview
The construction sector value added in Mozambique grew at an average annual rate of 12.8 per cent in 1993–2015...Construction industries national accounts Public infrastructure