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Mining for Change: Natural Resources and Industry in Africa

This book is not yet published, expected in January 2020. When published this book will be available open access...

Mining Industrial policy Extractive industries
MOOC image MOOC: Industrial policy for the 21st century – the challenge for Africa
9 September 2019 09:0014 October 2019 17:00
Open for registration
Policy Brief
Learning from a half-century of economic development in Asia

When Gunnar Myrdal published his magnum opus, Asian Drama: An Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations , in 1968, he was deeply pessimistic about the development prospects in Asia...

Development Economics Asia Industrial policy
Working Paper
Moving up the copper value chain in Southern Africa

Southern African countries—mainly Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo—account for around a seventh of global production of copper...

copper Industrialization Agglomeration
Rethinking African industrialization on another Africa Industrialization Day

This week I attended the 28 th Africa Industrialization Day at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Even sympathetic readers may reasonably ask, why hold another African Industrialization Day at all?...

Industrialization structural change Industrial policy
Working Paper
From 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

Success in development over the past half-century was based on manufacturing-led export growth. Because the share of global employment in manufacturing will decline, manufacturing won’t play the same role in the coming decades...

Stockholm Statement Industrial policy Dynamic comparative advantage
‘Industrial’ policy in the 21st century

During the past week, I participated in two international conferences. The first was the WIDER Development Conference in Helsinki: Think development - Think WIDER ...

Industrialization structural change Employment and Industry
Working Paper
Institutions and Asia’s development: The role of norms and organizational power

The role of institutions in Asian development has been intensely contested since Myrdal’s Asian Drama, with later contributions from institutional economics and developmental state theory...

Institutions Organizations Political settlements
Book Chapter
Downstream activities: The possibilities and the realities

From the book: Extractive Industries

extractives industry Downstream processing Vertical integration
Book Chapter
Local content, supply chains, and shared infrastructure

From the book: Extractive Industries

extractives industry Local content Industrial policy
Book Chapter
New industrial policy and the extractive industries

From the book: Extractive Industries

Natural resources extractives industry Governance
Working Paper
Industrial development in Asia: Trends in industrialization and industrial policy experiences of developing Asia

Industrial transformation of Asia arguably constitutes the most surprising and dramatic change in the global economy in the last fifty years...

Industrial policy Industrialization Structural transformation
Working Paper
Six development paths in Southeast Asia: Three plus three

Six Southeast Asian countries (Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Thailand) defied Gunnar Myrdal’s pessimistic prognosis in his 1968 volume, Asian Drama, regarding their prospects for devel...

Agricultural productivity Investments, Foreign Industrial policy
UNU-WIDER shortlisted for the Prospect Think Tank Awards 2018

UNU-WIDER has been shortlisted for the Prospect Magazine’s Think Tank Awards 2018 . The Institute is ranked in the category of international economic & financial think tanks based on the research on industrial policy, including the project...

Think tanks Industrial policy
Journal Article
The southern African poultry value chain: Corporate strategies, investments and agro-industrial policies

Part of Journal Special Issue Regional Growth Opportunities

Industrial policy Poultry Regional integration
Policy Brief
The practice of industrial policy: Four lessons for Africa Industrialization Industrial policy Structural transformation
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