Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
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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.
12 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Journal ArticleOptimum Fisheries Management under Climate Variability: Evidence from Artisanal Marine Fishing in Ghana
Part of Journal Special Issue Economics of climate change impacts on developing countriesClimatic changes Econometric models (Economic development) Fisheries
Journal ArticleThe Fishery Performance Indicators: A Management Tool for Triple Bottom Line Outcomes
Pursuit of the triple bottom line of economic, community and ecological sustainability has increased the complexity of fishery management; fisheries assessments require new types of data and analysis to guide science-based policy in addition to tradi...Aquaculture Biology, Economic Ecology
BlogIllegal Fishing by Small-Scale Fishers in Ghana: Findings and Policy Suggestions
27 May 2014 Wisdom Akpalu The number of fishers and fishing vessels in the capture fishery sector, especially the artisanal marine fishery sub-sector, in Ghana has grown significantly over the past two decades leading to declining catches per trip...Agriculture Ecology Environmental law
BlogUNU-WIDER in Ghana – An Interview with Wisdom Akpalu
23 April 2014 Wisdom Akpalu joined UNU-WIDER as a Research Fellow based in Ghana in the beginning of 2014...Economic policy (Business enterprises) Economic aspects (Natural resources) Ecology
Working PaperForeign Aid and Sustainable Fisheries Management in Sub-Saharan Africa
The fisheries sector in sub-Saharan Africa has benefited from high and increasing amounts of foreign aid for over four decades...Biodiversity conservation Econometric models Economic assistance and foreign aid
Research BriefHow Can Aid Help Mitigate the Problem of Overfishing in Africa
Development aid aimed at increasing productivity in the fisheries sector has at times had a negative effect by encouraging or facilitating overfishing...Econometric models Economic assistance and foreign aid Fisheries
Working PaperOptimum Fisheries Management Under Climate Variability: Evidence from Artisanal Marine Fishing in Ghana
In most coastal developing countries, the artisanal fisheries sector is managed as a common pool resource. As a result, such fisheries are overcapitalized and overfished...Climatic changes Econometric models (Economic development) Fisheries
BlogExperimentation and Co-ordination as Industrial Policy: Examples from Ethiopia and Chile
Mulu Gebreeyesus and Michiko Iizuka Industrial policy can be defined as the policies that stimulate specific economic activities and promote structural changes...Agriculture Economic development Entrepreneurship
Book ChapterCredit Constraints as a Barrier to Technology Adoption by the Poor: Lessons from South Indian Small Scale Fishery
From the book: Globalization and the Poor in AsiaCredit Equality and inequality Fisheries
Working PaperCredit Constraints as a Barrier to Technology Adoption by the Poor: Lessons from South-Indian Small-Scale Fishery
We study the diffusion of a capital intensive technology among a fishing community in south India and analyze the dynamics of income inequality during this process...Credit Equality and inequality Fisheries
Book ChapterCollective Action for Local-Level Effort Regulation: An Assessment of Recent Experiences in Senegalese Small-Scale Fisheries
From the book: Group Behaviour and DevelopmentFisheries Rural development Small business