Migration and mobility – new frontiers for research and policy
WIDER Development Conference jointly organized with ARUA, 5-6 October 2017, in Accra, Ghana
Public economics for development
This WIDER Development Conference focuses on the lessons from modern public and development economics which can guide policy makers to reform tax and public provision systems.
Tax and development - What can we learn from the Finnish experience?
This seminar, held on July 7 in Maputo, will examine the relevance of the Finnish development experience from the Mozambican perspective.
Research and policy briefs
Evidence-based policymaking is crucial. Use our publications search to browse nearly 200 briefs which highlight the findings and policy implications of our research.
Measuring poverty and wellbeing in developing countries
This new Open Access book provides detailed analyses of poverty and wellbeing in developing countries, based on household surveys that have been ongoing for more than three decades.
11 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperMining’s contribution to low- and middle-income economies
In several low- and middle-income countries with important extractive sectors, gross national income has developed favourably. Africa has benefitted most, particularly West Africa...Mining Development Tax revenue
Working PaperDependence on extractive industries in lower-income countries: The statistical tendencies
This paper synthesizes statistical information evidencing the proposition that extractive industries are of great significance in many low- and middle-income developing economies...Development Oil Gas
Working PaperRwanda: From devastation to services-first transformation
Since civil war and genocide left the country in ruins, Rwanda has undergone a remarkable transformation...Africa Economic growth Exports
Working PaperIndustries without smokestacks: Implications for Ethiopia’s industrialization
Although the manufacturing sector is known to have a unique role in structural transformation, the industries without smokestacks that include tradable services (e.g., IT, tourism, transport), horticulture, and agro-industry can provide new opportuni...Ethiopia Exports Tourism
Journal ArticleLearning by Exporting: The Case of Mozambican Manufacturing
Part of Journal Special Issue Learning to CompeteFirm level analysis Learning spillovers Exports
Journal ArticleLearning to export and learning from exporting: The case of Ethiopian manufacturing
Part of Journal Special Issue Learning to CompeteExports Learning Africa
Working PaperIndustries without smokestacks: Mozambique country case study
Under the current international economic conditions, where Asian countries are strong competitors in the manufacturing commodities, low-income countries like Mozambique could attempt to compete in industries without smokestacks...Industries Exports policy
Working PaperRegional opportunities in East Africa
Significant progress has been made by the East African Community partner states in implementing the East African Community customs union...Exports Free trade Customs union
Working PaperSenegal—a service economy in need of an export boost
This paper first summarizes the macroeconomic and trade performance of Senegal, emphasizing the limits of traditional exports...Exports Services Tourism
Research BriefSupermarkets and regional growth in Southern Africa
Supermarkets are potential partners in regional industrial development and should be considered in future policy making While the growth of supermarkets in the region has improved competitive pricing and accessibility to a broader range of products a...southern Africa Economic growth Regional growth
In the mediaMade in Africa book mentioned in Nigerian newspaper 'Business Online' column
There is an urgent need to diversify Nigeria’s economy, but what really means economic diversification for Nigerian policy makers?Industrial development Nigeria Exports