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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ProjectTowards inclusive development in Myanmar
Theme: TransformationInclusive growth Economic reform Industrial policy
BlogWhat role for East African hydrocarbons in the global economy post-Paris COP21?
Over the past decade significant hydrocarbon discoveries have been made across East Africa...Natural resources extractives industry Governance
Working PaperNew industrial policy and the extractive industries
Industrial policy is back. Advocates for industrial policy argue that the important question is not whether such policies should be applied at all, but how to design and implement them...Natural resources extractives industry Governance
BookThe Practice of Industrial Policy: Government–Business Coordination in Africa and East Asia
This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations...Industrialization Industrial policy Structural transformation
Working PaperDownstream activities: The possibilities and the realities
The paper discusses the practical possibilities of achieving increased downstream processing and the policies that are commonly used for this purpose...extractives industry Downstream processing Vertical integration
Working PaperThe Southern African poultry value chain: Regional development versus national imperatives
This paper highlights the key strategies, both regional and domestic, that have led to the current structure of the poultry value chain in Southern Africa...Industrial policy Poultry Regional integration
Working PaperLocal content, supply chains, and shared infrastructure
Local content policies in the context of extractive industries have attracted increased interest in recent years...extractives industry Local content Industrial policy
Working PaperDifferentials in market constraints and value addition among micro, small, and medium enterprises in Viet Nam
This paper analyses the differentials of productive values in Vietnamese micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and how market constraints have hindered their performance...SMEs Industrial policy value addition
Working PaperIdentifying growth opportunities in the Southern African Development Community through regional value chains: The case of the animal feed to poultry value chain
This paper considers findings of studies analysing the development of a regional animal feed to poultry value chain in southern Africa (Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe)...Value chains southern Africa Poultry
Working PaperThe role and effectiveness of Special Economic Zones in Tanzania
Special Economic Zones (SEZs) have been successfully used as an industrial policy tool in many countries...Economic development Industrial policy Nonprofit organizations
Journal ArticleMeasuring industry coagglomeration and identifying the driving forces
Understanding industry agglomeration and its driving forces is critical for the formulation of industrial policy in developing countries. Crucial to this process is the definition and measurement of agglomeration...Industrial policy Labor market Manufacturing industries
Working PaperIndustry in Tanzania: Performance, prospects, and public policy
Tanzania ranks among the leading stars of the ‘African growth miracle’, but a sector that has been largely absent from the Tanzania success story is industry...Industrial policy Manufacturing
Working PaperThe state, the market, and development
The state has played a major role in the most important developmental successes...Economic development Equality and inequality Industrial policy
Working PaperIndustrial policy, learning, and development
Industrial policies have played an important role in successful development. Through these policies, governments intervene in the market’s sectoral allocation of resources and choice of technologies...Industrial policy Technological innovations
Working PaperThe industrial policy experience of the electronics industry in Malaysia
Despite the use of industrial policies to stimulate economic growth by several successful developers, latecomers have faced mixed experiences. Hence, this paper analyses the industrial policy experience of the electronics industry in Malaysia...Electronic commerce Industrial policy Institutional economics