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Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam
This new Open Access book provides a comprehensive analytic contribution to a crucial topic within development economics. Based on fifteen years of continued data collection and research efforts it brings together nine up-to-date studies on... read more
Mining for Change
This new open access book presents research undertaken to understand how better management of the revenues and opportunities associated with natural resources can accelerate diversification and structural change in Africa.... Read more
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The folk and the formula– pathways to capable states...Capacity building Institutional economics Socio-Economic Transformation
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The 2012 WIDER Annual Lecture was given by Professor Lant Pritchett. He discussed the importance of building state capability in developing countries for tackling long-term development challenges. View or download slides as pdfCapacity building Institutional economics Socio-Economic Transformation
VideoWIDER Annual Lecture by Lant Pritchett
View the WIDER Annual Lecture on The folk and the formula– pathways to capable states...Capacity building Institutional economics Socio-Economic Transformation
Panel discussionEconomic and political dynamics of Africa's emerging middle class
Economic and political dynamics of Africa's emerging middle class Robust economic growth in much of sub-Saharan Africa over the last decade is largely believed to have coincided with an expanding middle class. According to some estimates, the...
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The 16th WIDER Annual Lecture was given by Professor Lant Pritchett, currently Professor of the Practice of International Development Harvard Kennedy School of Government, in Helsinki, in September 2012, under the enticing title ‘Folk and the...Capacity building Institutional economics Socio-Economic Transformation
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 16 - The folk and the formula
ProjectAfrica's emerging middle-class
Sub-Saharan Africa currently is facing a range of demographic and socioeconomic shifts that hold important implications for both the region’s economic and political development. One of these shifts has been the emergence of a sizeable and dynamic...Development Democracy Demography