Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
In September 2019, UNU-WIDER is launching its inaugural Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Industrial Policy and the Challenge for Africa
Transforming economies – for better jobs
WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNESCAP, 11-13 September 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand
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Live streamed | The WIDER Seminar Series showcases the latest research on key topics in development economics. At the weekly sessions, early-career and senior researchers present recent and ongoing work related to UNU-WIDER’s current work programme.
Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED)
The SA-TIED programme looks at ways to support policy-making for inclusive growth and economic transformation in the southern Africa region.
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Evidence-based policymaking is crucial. Use our publications search to browse nearly 200 briefs which highlight the findings and policy implications of our research.
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Working PaperComparing the development of agricultural technology and information technology in rural Vietnam
This paper presents a descriptive analysis on the ownership of different types of technology—both agricultural machinery and information technology—within households in rural areas of Vietnam...Agriculture Households Information technology
BlogOpen Access and UNU-WIDER
21 February 2014 Tony Addison Development researchers live in a world where research on development, not just in economics but also political science, environmental science, anthropology (to name just a few areas of inquiry) is abundant...Economic development Government policy (Poor) Measurement (Poverty)
Book ChapterThe Internet and Economic Growth in LDCs: A Case of Managing Expectations?
From the book: New Economy in DevelopmentCapital Economic development Economic forecasting
Working PaperInternet Use in Transition Economies: Economic and Institutional Determinants
The purpose of the study is two-fold. First, it examines whether Internet usage converges across the geographical space comprising the European Union and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)...Education Information technology Institutional economics
Working PaperThe Corporate Digital Divide: Determinants of Internet Adoption
This paper shows how organizational, technical, and environmental factors affected firm decisions to adopt Internet technologies during the early years of the commercialization of the Internet...Management (Information technology) Internet Investments
Working PaperCompeting in the Digital Economy?: The Dynamics and Impacts of B2B E-commerce on the South African Manufacturing Sector
This paper explores the current state of play and likely future direction of business-to-business electronic commerce in the South African manufacturing sector...Business networks Information technology Internet
Working PaperThe Internet and Economic Growth in Least Developed Countries: A Case of Managing Expectations?
A discussion of the theory of technology and economic growth suggests potentially negative implications for the impact of the Internet on developing countries...Capital Economic development Economic forecasting
Working PaperDoes Internet Connectivity Affect Export Performance?: Evidence from the Transition Economies
Over the past few years, many commentators have suggested that the Internet is one of the forces driving globalization...Information technology International trade Internet
Journal ArticleThe New Economy: Facts, Impacts and Policies
Part of Journal Special Issue The New EconomyEconomic development Information technology Internet