Journal Article: How polarized is the global income distribution?
The interest in the level of global inequality has surged in recent years. This paper complements existing estimates of global inequality by providing the first estimates of the level of bipolarization of the global income distribution.
Policy Brief: The business environment of Mozambican manufacturing firms
The 2017 Survey of Mozambican Manufacturing Firms builds on data collected in 2012 from surviving firms to trace how changing economic conditions have affected the development of firms over five years.
Inclusive growth in Mozambique – scaling-up research and capacity
The central goal of the project is to support inclusive growth, growth that substantially improves the living standards of the Mozambican population.
Journal Special Issue: Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic Development
This journal presents a synopsis of the contextual conditions, factors and challenges under which the recent evolution of tax systems has taken place. The journal, as the studies in this collection, gives special emphasis to the role natural endowments, p
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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
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: 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
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 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 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