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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NewsTony Addison speaks on extractives industries and development during Mozambican MPs’ visit to Finnish parliament
UNU-WIDER Chief Economist-Deputy Director, Tony Addison , presented on the extractives industries and development during the exchange visit of the 5th Commission of the Parliament of Mozambique to Finland on 14 November 2017. Tony Addison presenting...Extractives Mozambique
Working PaperRegulatory structures and challenges to developmental extractives: Some practical observations from Ghana
At the heart of an effective extractive resource-based economic transformation and development is an effective regulatory framework that guides the promotion of investments into the sector, the procedure for responsible extraction, and the management...Development Extractives Regulatory
Working PaperChoices for spending government revenue: New African oil, gas, and mining economies
This paper examines a broad range of opportunities for addressing the pressing human development needs of low-income countries by using new oil, gas, and mineral discoveries...Extractives Education Framework
BlogLower exploration spending – another response to the end of the commodity price boom
My previous blog, which you can read here , commented on the manner in which mining companies had been able to respond to the recent decline in metals prices by significantly reducing their costs of production...Commodity boom Mining Extractives
BlogCost reductions as a response to the end of the commodity price boom
The recent publication of the 3rd edition of ICMM’s The Role of Mining in National Economies (hereafter RoMiNE3) provides us with the welcome biennial review of the global situation as it affects the large mining and metals industry...Commodity boom Mining Extractives
Working PaperFramework: The channels for indirect impacts
This paper discusses the channels of impact of an extractives activity on an economy by presenting a brief description supported by graphics of the different routes through which the direct economic and social impacts of these activities might be enh...Extractives economic impact multiplier effects
Working PaperExtractive revenues and government spending: Short- versus long-term considerations
The prescription of optimally managing natural resource revenue windfalls by smoothing consumption across generations using an intergenerational sovereign wealth fund that only invests in foreign assets is not appropriate for resource-rich developing...Extractives Revenues
Working PaperPolitical economy and governance
This paper reviews the political economy of extractive resources and the associated resources sector governance agenda...Natural resources Extractives Political economy
Working PaperOil and gas companies and the management of social and environmental impacts and issues: The evolution of the industry’s approach
This paper provides an overview of social and environmental management practices in the oil and gas industry...Social performance Social investment Corporate social responsibility
BlogProspects for a Tanzanian transformation
Researchers, policy makers, and representatives of international institutions recently gathered in Dar es Salaam to discuss prospects for a transformation of Tanzania’s economy...Transformation Growth Informal sector (Economics)
Working PaperMining and economic development: Did China’s WTO accession affect African local economic development?
This paper investigates China’s influence on local economic development in 37 African countries between 1997 and 2007...Extractives Mineral industries Commodity boom
In the mediaIs foreign direct investment driving capital flight from Africa? Real News interviews Léonce Ndikumana on a recent UNU-WIDER study
Real News interviewed Léonce Ndikumana, director of the Foreign Policy Programme at the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), on a recent WIDER Working Paper on capital flight from sub-Saharan African countries authored by Ndikumana and Mare...Extractives Foreign Direct Investment Capital Flight