Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
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Evidence-based policymaking is crucial. Use our publications search to browse nearly 200 briefs which highlight the findings and policy implications of our research.
251 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperColonial origin, ethnicity, and intergeneration mobility in Africa
This paper estimates the relationship between differences in skills measured among within-country ethnic groups and individual human capital accumulation in eight African countries...Colonialism Education Ethnicity
Journal ArticleIs the Education of Local Children Influenced by Living near a Refugee Camp?: Evidence from Host Communities in Rwanda
This article studies the extent to which educational services and schooling outcomes of local children are influenced by the presence of a refugee camp in or near their community...Refugees Impact of refugees Host communities
Journal ArticleGender Inequality in Employment in Mozambique
Part of Journal Special Issue Inequalities in the least developed countriesGender Employment Education
SeminarInclusive Growth in Mozambique seminar series: Octávio Pedreira from the World Bank presents the latest data on Education sector in Mozambique
On 2 May 2019, Octávio Pedreira, a specialist from the World Bank will present at the Eduardo Mondlane University, in Maputo, on ‘Education in Mozambique: Results from the 2018 Service Delivery Indicator Survey’. The presentation...
SeminarDavid Evans presents at the Inclusive Growth in Mozambique seminar series
David Evans will give a presentation on 25 April at the Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, on ‘Addressing the global learning crisis: can improved teacher practices help?’. The presentation will be in Portuguese. The event is part of...
Journal ArticleThe Impact of School Feeding Programmes on Educational Outcomes: Evidence from Burkina Faso
Food for Education (FFE) programmes have been implemented in developing countries since the 1960s...Enrolment School attendance Gender
Working PaperThe gender gap, education, and the life cycle profile in the Brazilian formal labour market
We study the trajectory of the gender gap over time and over the life cycle, using a matched employer-employee data from the formal labour market in Brazil...Earnings inequality Linked employer-employee data Education
Working PaperEffects of an education reform on household poverty and inequality: A microsimulation analysis on the free Senior High School policy in Ghana
The level of income can be directly inferred from the level of education, making education an important variable as a key determinant of better livelihoods and poverty alleviation...Education School reform microsimulation
Working PaperThe evolution of private returns to education during post-conflict transformation: Evidence from Mozambique
This paper estimates how private returns to education have evolved in the context of postconflict transformation in Mozambique...Returns to education Workforce Employment
Book ChapterThe effect of China's One Child Policy on sex selection, family size, and the school enrolment of daughters
From the book: Towards Gender Equity in DevelopmentDevelopment Education Family planning
In the mediaThe public forum on higher education in Mozambique covered by the national media
On 4 September 2018, the Inclusive Growth in Mozambique Programme hosted a Public Forum in Maputo to share the findings of its report Baseline Survey on the School-to-Work Transitions of University Graduates in Mozambique . The event gathered...Education Education, Higher
Policy BriefEmployment expectations of university students in Mozambique: Results from a baseline survey
Before now, there has been no systematic study of the transition of university students as they finish their studies and enter the labour market...Employment Education Wages
ReportBaseline Survey on the School-to-Work Transitions of University Graduates in Mozambique
The survey on the School-to-Work Transitions of University Graduates in Mozambique aims to respond to the concerns of the Government of Mozambique and development partners with respect to youth employment in the country...Employment Education Wages
Journal ArticleEthnic fragmentation, public good provision and inequality in India, 1988–2012
Part of Journal Special Issue Horizontal Inequality: Persistence and ChangeEducation Equality and inequality Health care