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NewsUNU-WIDER releases guidebook on economic growth in fragile contexts Fragile states Inclusive growth Elites
Book ChapterFrom manufacturing-led export growth to a twenty-first century inclusive growth strategy: Explaining the demise of a successful growth model and what to do about it
From the book: Inequality in the Developing WorldStockholm Statement Industrial policy Dynamic comparative advantage
SeminarThe socioeconomic impact of coal mining in Mozambique
On 18 February 2021, researchers of the Inclusive growth in Mozambique programme will discuss their latest research on the coal mining sector in Mozambique.
SeminarRule of law and judicial independence in Mozambique
On 2 December 2020, Dr João Carlos Trindade, retired judicial magistrate and current chair of the governing board of the non-governmental organization Centro Terra Viva, will discuss his research on the rule of law and judicial independence in...
BlogEvidence matters for inclusive growth policy: Reflections from the annual conference of the Inclusive growth in Mozambique programme
Like many developing countries, Mozambique is struggling with problems of poverty, inequality, low productivity, unemployment, and low institutional capacity. The COVID-19 pandemic is now adding to these challenges...Inclusive growth Mozambique
SeminarNatural resources, institutions, and economic transformation in Mozambique
On 25 November 2020, José Jaime Macuane and Carlos Muianga will discuss their research on the institutional dynamics of the resources sector in Mozambique.
SeminarThe education sector in Mozambique – from access to epistemic quality in primary education
On 18 November 2020, Mouzinho Mário, Professor at the University of Eduardo Mondlane, will discuss his research on access and epistemic quality of primary education in Mozambique.
SeminarDecentralization reforms in Mozambique – the role of institutions in the definition of results
On 11 November 2020, Salvador Forquilha, Director and Senior researcher at IESE, will discuss his research.
SeminarElections and the African electoral system — challenges and perspectives for Mozambique
On 15 October 2020, Professor A. Hama Thay, researcher at the University of Eduardo Mondlane, will discuss his latest research on elections and African electoral system.
Working PaperInclusive growth without structural transformation?: The case of Brazil
Through rapid urbanization, Brazil—previously a country where most workers were in the agricultural sector—went through a strong process of structural transformation that lasted almost four decades until economic liberalization at the beg...Brazil import substitution Inclusive growth
Working PaperStructural transformation, inequality, and inclusive growth in South Africa
This paper evaluates structural change, inequality dynamics, and industrial policy in South Africa between 1960 and the present day...Structural transformation Inclusive growth South Africa
Working PaperBenign growth: Structural transformation and inclusive growth in Thailand
Between 1981 and 2017, real gross domestic product in Thailand grew at an average annual rate of 5.7 per cent. Agricultural output grew more slowly than industry or services, and its gross domestic product share consequently declined...Inclusive growth Inequality Poverty reduction
Working PaperStructural transformation, inequality dynamics, and inclusive growth in Bangladesh
The Bangladesh economy has undergone significant structural changes over the last four decades. The share of agriculture in GDP has declined, while the significance of industry and service sectors has increased...Bangladesh Structural transformation Inclusive growth
Working PaperStructural transformation and inclusive growth in Ghana
This study examines the structural transformation–inclusive growth nexus for Ghana...Ghana Inclusive growth Structural transformation
Working PaperStructural transformation and inclusive growth: Kuznets’ ‘developer’s dilemma’ in Indonesia
We focus on special characteristics of the manufacturing sector, in terms of employment generation and productivity growth, that enable the rapid, resilient economic catch-up of developing countries...Structural transformation Inclusive growth Indonesia