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Labor productivity
Book Chapter
Mozambique: Growth experience through an employment lens

From the book: Africa's Lions

Economic growth Labor productivity Poverty
Book Chapter
Kenya: Economic growth, labor market dynamics, and prospects for a demographic dividend

From the book: Africa's Lions

Economic growth Labor Labor productivity
Book Chapter
Ghana: A successful growth story with job creation concerns

From the book: Africa's Lions

Economic growth Employees Equality and inequality
Blog
African Lions - Tapping the potential of Kenya's economic growth

From 2000-2014, like many other sub-Saharan African countries, Kenya experienced high growth, at an average of 4.37 percent...

Economic growth Labor Labor productivity
Blog
African Lions - Ghana's job creation successes and obstacles

Over the past two decades, Ghana’s economy experienced an average annual growth rate of 5.8 percent, and became a low-middle income country in 2007...

Economic growth Employees Equality and inequality
Blog
Getting a high five - Advancing Africa’s transformative agenda

At his swearing in, the new African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina set out an agenda for the economic transformation of the continent...

Economic growth Labor productivity Poverty
Blog
African Lions - Unpacking labor trends and growth in Mozambique

Mozambique, over the last two decades, has experienced explosive growth, with an average GDP growth rate of almost 8 percent between 1997-2015...

Economic growth Labor productivity Poverty
Working Paper
Understanding Ghana’s growth success story and job creation challenges

Ghana’s status as one of the African Lions is linked to the country’s remarkable growth performance, which culminated in the attainment of lower middle-income status. However, employment response to growth has been weak...

Economic growth Employees Equality and inequality
Working Paper
The African Lions: Kenya country case study

This paper mainly analyses the drivers of economic growth in Kenya and the linkages to the labour market dynamics, with a focus on population growth, its structure, and the prospects of reaping a demographic dividend...

Economic growth Labor Labor productivity
Working Paper
Understanding Mozambique’s growth experience through an employment lens

Over the past twenty years, Mozambique has achieved remarkable progress in promoting macroeconomic growth and stability. Nonetheless, poverty rates remain high and labour market activity is dominated by smallholder farming...

Economic growth Labor productivity Poverty
Blog
WIDER Annual Lecture 18: Managing Structural Transformation

18 December 2014 Roger Williamson At the UN headquarters in New York on 18 November 2014, Peter Timmer, emeritus professor from Harvard, showed how the three transformations (structural, agricultural, and dietary) relate to development...

Agriculture Climatic changes Structural adjustment (Economic policy)
Blog
Transforming Economic Structures in Africa – An Interview with Margaret McMillan

25 June 2014 In this interview Dr Margaret McMillan outlined the theory of structural transformation, which analyzes the underlying structure of the economy by employment shares in agriculture, manufacturing and the service sector...

Agriculture Structural adjustment (Economic policy) Labor productivity
Book Chapter
Deindustrialization and Reindustrialization

From the book: Pathways to Industrialization in the Twenty-First Century

Industrial policy Industrialization Labor productivity
Working Paper
Development Aid and Employment

Globalization has led to a precarization of labour, which especially manifests in the unstable working conditions, a lower labour share in national income as well as in a growing income inequality, with the exception of some countries with high initi...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development Equality and inequality
Blog
Microcredit and Poverty Alleviation: Can Microcredit Close the Deal?
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M.G. Quibria In the wake of the worst famine of Bangladesh of the post-World War era Professor Muhammad Yunus launched a microcredit experiment in 1976 to assist a group of poor, highly indebted households, in Chittagong, Bangladesh...

Economic development Households Income
Working Paper
Manufacturing Productivity, Deindustrialization, and Reindustrialization

In considering pathways to industrialization in the twenty-first century, cognisance needs to be taken of the fact that many countries have actually been deindustrializing...

Industrial policy Industrialization Labor productivity
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