Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
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Research and policy briefs
Evidence-based policymaking is crucial. Use our publications search to browse nearly 200 briefs which highlight the findings and policy implications of our research.
22 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperKorea’s evolving business–government relationship
South Korea has gained economic development despite the obstacles it faced as a war-torn country with little natural resources and capital...Public - private sector cooperation
Working PaperGhana’s experiments with business–government co-ordination
The article explores the various co-ordination mechanisms between the state and the business community in Ghana, and the implications for economic growth in the country...Economic growth History, Local Macroeconomics
Working PaperA Natural Experiment of Industrial Policy: Floriculture and the Metal and Engineering Industries in Ethiopia
Ethiopia represents an excellent case study of recent industrial policy experimentation in Africa. The country is well known for its successful promotion of the cut-flower industry through business-government co-ordination...Agriculture Government business enterprises Industrial policy
Working PaperIndustrial Policy in Practice: Africa’s Presidential Investors’ Advisory Councils
Recent writing on industrial policy stresses the need for coordination between the public and private sectors...Bureaucracy Economic assistance and foreign aid Industrial policy
Book ChapterA Political Economy Synthesis of Food Price Policy in 14 Countries
From the book: Food Price Policy in an Era of Market InstabilityFood security Decision making (Public administration) Public - private sector cooperation
BlogAid and our Changing Environment: What did we Learn?
24 June 2013 Tony Addison The Stockholm ReCom results meeting at Sida on 4 June was a lively exchange on all aspects of foreign aid and climate change finance (including the role of private finance)...Climatic changes Economic assistance and foreign aid Environmental policy
Working PaperPolitical Economy Synthesis: the Food Policy Crisis
The food price crisis revealed contradictions in creating food policy. Much of the common policy response can be explained by a benevolent, unitary government...Food security Decision making (Public administration) Public - private sector cooperation
Book ChapterPublic-Private Co-operation for Gas Provision in Poor Neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires: Assessing the Impact on Housing Improvements and Health
From the book: Latin American Urban Development into the 21st CenturyGas utilities Infrastructure (Economics) Policy sciences
Working PaperPublic-Private Co-operation for Gas Provision in Poor Neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires: Impact on Housing Improvements and Health
This study examines the programme Redes Solidarias, a public-private initiative that connected to natural pipelined gas 4,000 households in the Great Buenos Aires Area during 2005...Gas utilities Infrastructure (Economics) Policy sciences
Book ChapterNew Aid Modalities and Reporting Support for Child Rights: Lessons from Assessing Aid for Basic Social Services
From the book: Foreign Aid for DevelopmentChildren Economic assistance and foreign aid Health
Working PaperIssues to Consider in Assessing International Support for Realizing Children’s Rights: A Reflection on Aid Modalities and Transparency in Reporting, and a Review of Aid for Basic Social Services
The paper reflects on the potential of the OECD-DAC creditor reporting system to systematically capture flows of official development assistance (ODA) in support of realizing children’s rights...Children Economic assistance and foreign aid Health
BookExternal Finance for Private Sector Development: Appraisals and Issues
Foreign assistance philosophy no longer favours channeling aid almost exclusively to recipients' public sector; 'a bottomless pit'...Economic assistance and foreign aid Microfinance Poverty
Book ChapterOwnership Reform in the Absence of Crisis: China's Township, Village and Private Enterprises
From the book: Small and Medium Enterprises in Transitional EconomiesCorporate governance Government business enterprises Post-communism
Book ChapterThe Case of Indigenous NGOs in Uganda's Health Sector
From the book: Group Behaviour and DevelopmentHealth care Nonprofit organizations Public - private sector cooperation
Book ChapterThe Role of Civic Organizations in the Provision of Social Services: Towards Synergy
From the book: Social Provision in Low-Income CountriesNonprofit organizations Public health Public - private sector cooperation