Social Mobility in Developing Countries: Concepts, Methods, and Determinants
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Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
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424 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
SeminarSamwel J. Kabote and Jires Tunguhole on the determinants of clove exports in Zanzibar
Samwel J. Kabote and Jires Tunguhole give a presentation on 10 December at 10-11am (UTC+2) as part of the Sustainable development solutions for Tanzania – strengthening research to achieve SDGs project. The presentation is held as a webinar,...
Policy seminarSA-TIED policy dialogue — International trade and global value chains
Working PaperCOVID-19 and trade facilitation in Southern Africa: Implications for the AfCFTA
COVID-19 has created a trade crisis in Southern Africa, with a dramatic slowdown in cross-border trade...COVID-19 Trade facilitation Regional integration
BlogNew research horizons: Global value chains and transaction-level customs data
Over 70% of global trade goes through global value chains (GVCs). For firms in developing countries, insertion into GVCs has been associated with economic and social benefits...Global value chains Customs data Transaction data
Research BriefTechnology, tourism, malls, and metros: Promises and pitfalls of tradable services in Africa
There is growing recognition around the world that tradable services can play a valuable role in economic development. Africa is no exception, with the need for multiple routes to growth, particularly vis-à-vis the COVID-19 pandemic...Africa International trade South Africa
SeminarDaria Taglioni on international trade and supply chains post COVID-19
Working PaperCorruption and assortative matching of partners in international trade
While the effects of corruption on bilateral trade have been relatively well explored, its effect on the composition of trading partners has not been studied...Corruption international bribery International trade
Working PaperGlobalization and gender inequality: Evidence from South Africa
Inequality has been rising in most countries for several decades, with negative consequences for social cohesion and economic growth. Substantial gender wage gaps contribute significantly to overall wage inequality...Wage gap International trade Linked employer-employee data
Working PaperBuilding malls or metros?: South Africa’s exports of tradable urban services to the rest of Africa
Service industries are increasingly important in international trade and offer additional paths to economic development. There are many opportunities to expand trade in services between South Africa and other African countries...Africa International trade South Africa
Research BriefCan trade in services bolster regional development in Southern Africa?
Service exports are the fastest growing portion of world trade and now account for nearly a quarter of global exports...Tradable sectors Services International trade
Book ChapterEconomic Openness and Development
From the book: Asian TransformationsCommercial policy International finance International trade
Journal ArticleEffects of Foreign Aid on Income through International Trade
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Impact and EffectivenessBilateral aid Exports Free trade
Working PaperThe contribution of services to trade and development in Southern Africa
Services are the fastest growing portion of world trade and now account for nearly a quarter of global exports. This presents opportunities for emerging economies to adapt and enter new markets...Tradable sectors Services International trade
Working PaperEffects of foreign aid on income through international trade
This paper presents a review of recent studies that estimate the trade effects of foreign aid...Bilateral aid Exports Free trade
Journal ArticleThe transmission of socially responsible behaviour through international trade
We investigate the relationship between corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices of domestic Vietnamese firms and their engagement with foreign markets...Corporate social responsibility Spillovers International trade
BlogRising powers and the collapse of the Doha Round
Rising powers have had a profound impact on the WTO. For over half a century the trading system was dominated by the US and other advanced industrialized states, with developing countries and their interests severely marginalized...Free trade International trade