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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
Working Paper
Capital flight and foreign direct investment in Africa: An investigation of the role of natural resource endowment

This paper aims to provide theoretical and empirical insights into the puzzling simultaneous rise in foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows in Africa and capital flight from the continent over the past decades...

Capital Investments, Foreign Natural resources
Blog
Understanding FDI spillover mechanisms

Foreign direct investment (FDI) has been praised as an important development tool, especially for countries at low levels of industrial development...

Economic development International trade Investments, Foreign
Blog
Celebrating 30 years of research for development

The celebration of the 30 th Anniversary of UNU-WIDER presented the ideal opportunity to look back, take stock, and plan ahead...

Economic development Structural adjustment (Economic policy) Gross national product
Blog
Economic Lessons from Recent Research for Achieving SDG8

This article is part of UNU’s “ 17 Days, 17 Goals ” series, featuring research and commentary in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, 25-27 September 2015 in New York City...

Business enterprises Capital investments Economic assistance and foreign aid
Journal Article
Technology Transfers, Foreign Investment and Productivity Spillovers

This paper explores the relationship between foreign direct investment (FDI) and the productivity of host country domestic firms...

Investments, Foreign Productivity Technological innovations
Report
Firm-Level Technology and Competitiveness in Vietnam: Evidence from 2010-2014 surveys

This report summarises information from the Vietnam Technology and Competitiveness Survey (TCS) that has been conducted every year since 2010, concluding with 2014...

Technology Economic surveys Investments, Foreign
Book Chapter
Institutional Reforms, Private Sector, and Economic Growth in Africa

The aim of this paper is to analyse the effect of institutional reforms on the revival of African economies...

Economic policy (Business enterprises) Economic development Institutional economics
Working Paper
It Worked in China, so Why not in Africa?: The Political Economy Challenge of Special Economic Zones

African countries have sought to replicate the success of East Asia by implementing special economic zones...

Economic growth Industrial policy International trade
Report
Firm-Level Technology and Competitiveness in Vietnam: Evidence from a Survey in 2013

This report summarises information from the 2013 Vietnam Technology and Competitiveness Survey (TCS), developed, in collaboration, by the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM), the General Statistics Office (GSO) and the Development Econom...

Competition Investments, Foreign Technology
Blog
Learning to Compete: Lessons from Vietnam – An Interview with Carol Newman

28 May 2014 In this interview Carol Newman discusses the success of the Vietnamese economic transformation and lessons which can be drawn for Africa...

Entrepreneurship Structural adjustment (Economic policy) Industrial policy
Working Paper
Exporting and Foreign Direct Investment Spillovers: Cambodia’s Experience

One feature of exporting firms in Cambodia is that they are not of domestic origin but are foreign firms that export from the moment they are established in Cambodia...

Economic development International trade Investments, Foreign
Report
Firm-level Competitiveness and Technology in Vietnam (in Vietnamese): Evidence From a Survey in 2012

This report summarizes information from the 2012 round of the Vietnam Technology and Competitiveness Survey (TCS), collaboratively developed by the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM), the General Statistics Office (GSO), and the Develop...

Competition Economic surveys Investments, Foreign
Report
Firm-level Competitiveness and Technology in Vietnam: Evidence From a Survey in 2012

This report summarizes information from the 2012 round of the Vietnam Technology and Competitiveness Survey (TCS), collaboratively developed by the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM), the General Statistics Office (GSO), and the Develop...

Competition Economic surveys Investments, Foreign
Working Paper
Aid and Dutch Disease: Evidence from Moroccan and Tunisian Time-Series Data

We examine aid-induced Dutch Disease—after controlling for the effects of remittances and FDI flows—in the context of two North African countries, Morocco and Tunisia...

Econometric models (Economic development) Investments, Foreign
Working Paper
Foreign Capital Inflow and Economic Growth in Cameroon

The purpose of this paper is to capture the impact of foreign capital inflows (which include foreign aid and foreign direct investment) on economic growth in Cameroon...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development Investments, Foreign
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