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Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam
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Journal ArticleThe Economic Costs of Climate Change: A Multi-Sector Impact Assessment for Vietnam
Part of Journal Special Issue Economics of climate change impacts on developing countriesClimatic changes Econometric models Economic aspects (Environment)
Journal ArticleClimate Variability and Household Adaptation Strategies in Southern Ethiopia
Part of Journal Special Issue Economics of climate change impacts on developing countriesAgriculture Climatic changes Economic aspects (Environment)
Journal ArticleImplications of Climate Change for Ghana’s Economy
Part of Journal Special Issue Economics of climate change impacts on developing countriesClimatic changes Environmental aspects (Economic development) Economic aspects (Environment)
Journal ArticleThe Economic Impact of Climate Change on Road Infrastructure in Ghana
Part of Journal Special Issue Economics of climate change impacts on developing countriesClimatic changes Economic aspects (Environment) Global warming
Working PaperClimate Change Impacts on Moroccan Agriculture and the Whole Economy: An Analysis of the Impacts of the Plan Maroc Vert in Morocco
The paper provides estimates of economic impacts of climate change, compares these with historical impacts of drought spells, and estimates the extent to which the current Moroccan agricultural development and investment strategy, the Plan Maroc Vert...Agriculture and state Climatic changes Economic aspects (Environment)
Working PaperThe Economic Impact of Climate Change on Road Infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa Countries: Evidence from Ghana
Climate change scenarios for many Sub-Saharan African countries including Ghana indicate that temperatures will increase while rainfall will either increase or decrease. The potential impact of climate change on economic systems is well-known...Climatic changes Economic aspects (Environment) Global warming
Working PaperThe Impact of Climate Change on Pastoral Production Systems: A Study of Climate Variability and Household Adaptation Strategies in Southern Ethiopian Rangelands
This paper examines the determinants and implied economic impacts of climate change adaptation strategies in the context of traditional pastoralism. It is based on a household level survey in southern Ethiopian rangelands...Agriculture Climatic changes Economic aspects (Environment)
Working PaperImplications of Climate Change for Ghana’s Economy
Long-run economic development in Ghana is potentially vulnerable to anthropogenic climate change given the country’s dependence on rainfed agriculture, hydropower, and unpaved rural roads...Climatic changes Environmental aspects (Economic development) Economic aspects (Environment)
Working PaperThe Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
This paper examines whether foreign aid, together with other economic, social and environmental factors, contributes to sustainable development...Economic assistance and foreign aid Econometric models (Economic development) Economic aspects (Environment)
BlogFrom The Editor's Desk (December 2012)
Tony Addison This year has rushed by at speed. For UNU-WIDER it’s been a year of big successes. We will have published some 110 working papers by the end of December, up from 96 in 2011 (go here for the latest list)...Economic aspects (Economic development) Economic aspects (Environment) Climatic changes
BlogFrom the Editor’s Desk (September 2012)
Tony Addison Mid-September finds UNU-WIDER very busy preparing for our big conference on climate change and development policy that takes place later this month, as well as our WIDER Annual Lecture by Lant Pritchett of Harvard University (you can als...Pollution (Air) Agricultural innovations Agriculture
Working PaperThe Economic Costs of Climate Change: a Multi-Sector Impact Assessment for Vietnam
Unlike existing studies, we adopt a multi-sectoral approach and consider the full range of climate projections. Biophysical damages are translated into economic costs using a dynamic economywide model...Climatic changes Econometric models Economic aspects (Environment)
Journal ArticleA Dynamic General Equilibrium Analysis of Adaptation to Climate Change in Ethiopia
Part of Journal Special Issue Climate Change and Economic DevelopmentEnvironmental aspects (Economic development) Economic forecasting Simulation methods (Economics)
Journal ArticleClimate Change and Roads: A Dynamic Stressor-Response Model
Part of Journal Special Issue Climate Change and Economic DevelopmentClimatic changes Economic aspects (Environment) Government spending policy
Journal Special IssueClimate Change and Economic Development
The roots of development economics lie in the study of large-scale phenomena such as economic transformation...Climatic changes Economic development Economic aspects (Environment)
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (August 2012)
Tony Addison With this issue, Angle returns refreshed from its Nordic summer break. The sun continues to shine on the Baltic, although it is getting noticeably chillier as we now head into the autumn...Economic aspects (Environment) Children Climatic changes