The end of poverty postponed?
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Africa’s lockdown dilemma: High poverty and low trust
There is growing unease that blindly replicating the COVID-19 policy responses of high-income countries might inflict irreparable damage to poor households and foment social unrest in developing countries. Read more
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This new Open Access article provides the first direct systematic evidence of profit shifting through transfer mispricing in a developing country.
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Book ChapterPoverty in Ethiopia, 2000-11: Welfare Improvements in a Changing Economic Landscape
From the book: Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan AfricaEconometric models (Economic development) Equality and inequality Poverty
Journal ArticleSpecial section of Applied Energy: Energy and climate change in sub-Saharan Africa
Part of Journal Special Issue Prospects for Renewable Energy in AfricaCarbon tax Climatic changes Regional economics
Working PaperThe Brazilian regional development funds and economic growth: A spatial panel approach
The regional development policy in Brazil materializes mainly in the regional development funds for the north-east (FNE), the north (FNO), and the centre-west (FCO), in which more than EUR36 billion was invested between 2004 and 2010...Economic growth Regional economics
Working PaperThe expansion of regional supermarket chains: Changing models of retailing and the implications for local supplier capabilities in South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
Over the past two decades, southern African countries have experienced rapid growth in the number and spread of supermarkets...Regional economics Strategic planning Supply and demand
VideoRegional Integration and the Role of Supermarkets - an interview with Reena das Nair
In this interview, Reena das Nair of the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED) provides information about research on supermarket value chains in Southern Africa. The focus is on supermarket chains from South Africa and...Regional economics Strategic planning Supply and demand
VideoRegional Growth and Development in Southern Africa project - an interview with Channing Arndt
Channing Arndt , Senior Research Fellow of UNU-WIDER, outlines the main research areas for this project on economic growth in the Southern African region. The project has two main elements – one specifically on the South African economy; the...South Africa Industrialization Regional economics
BlogCelebrating 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
BlogRegional Industrialization and Integration in Southern Africa - Reporting from TIPS Annual Forum
The white-painted cluster of traditional style buildings might suggest that this was a farm on the South African veldt...Automobile industry and trade Carbon tax Economic integration
Working PaperNight lights and regional income inequality in Africa
Estimating regional income inequality in Africa has been challenging due to the lack of reliable and consistent sub-national income data. I employ night lights data to circumvent this limitation...Economic growth Income distribution Poverty
Book ChapterRegulatory Reform for Closing Africa's Competitiveness Gap
From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 2...Competition Industrial policy International economic relations
Book ChapterRegional Integration in Africa
From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 2...Commerce Economies of scale International economic relations
Research BriefThe effect of clustering in Tunisia
The clustering of industries in specific areas has improved industrial productivity in a number of countries...Industrial productivity Infrastructure (Economics) Regional economics
BlogBeyond the Crisis of the African University - Why Institutions Matter
I recently returned from a week at the University of Western Cape (UWC) in South Africa, speaking at a conference honouring Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu who had been Chancellor of the university for 25 years—and had helped to encourage and defen...Education, Higher Expenditures, Public Structural adjustment (Economic policy)
Working PaperNational policies and regional integration in the South African Development Community
This paper focuses on the relationship between regional integration in the Southern African Development Community and national policies...Macroeconomics Regional economics
NewsCall for Papers - Regional Industrialization and Integration
The TIPS Annual Forum will be held in Johannesburg on 14-15 July 2015.Call for papers Regional economics Regional integration
Working PaperThe Practice of Industrial Policy – Lessons for Africa: Case Studies of Decentralized Co-ordination in China
This paper draws on both successful and failing cases of industrialization in China to analyse the role of local governments in fostering the growth of light manufacturing...Economic conditions Industrial policy Industrialization