Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
In September 2019, UNU-WIDER is launching its inaugural Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Industrial Policy and the Challenge for Africa
Transforming economies – for better jobs
WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNESCAP, 11-13 September 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand
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Live streamed | 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 related to UNU-WIDER’s current work programme.
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 ChapterMacroeconomic Perspective on Development
From the book: Asian TransformationsUnemployment Labour market State
Working PaperA macroeconomic perspective on Asian development
Macroeconomic strategies and policies have differed significantly among Asian countries over the last fifty years, and yet some common issues recur despite their immense diversity in inherited historical initial conditions, differences in political s...Unemployment Labour market State
Working PaperEducational assistance and education quality in Indonesia: The role of decentralization
We examine the evolution of educational assistance in Indonesia, following two decades of government decentralization, and its effect on education quality...Decentralization Education transfer education quality
Working PaperFiscal decentralization and the shadow economy
In this paper we use the new Government Revenue Dataset to analyse fiscal decentralization...Taxation Decentralization Fiscal decentralization
Working PaperPolitical agency and public healthcare: Evidence from India
The development of institutions of self-governance in India, and specifically the 2005 reform—the National Rural Health Mission that introduced village health and sanitation committees—provide a unique opportunity to study the effects of ...Decentralization Direct democracy Immunization
WorkshopChallenges for Development Research: Decentralisation, the Transfer of Land, Impact Assessment and Design of Development Programmes, Institutional Failures, and using Agriculture for Development
Workshop hosted by: UNU-WIDER and Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM), Ministry of Planning and Investment, Vietnam