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Mini-documentary: Viet Nam’s data revolution is well on its way

The international community rarely calls for a revolution. In this case, it has. A data revolution, says UNU-WIDER Director Finn Tarp. Viet Nam has seen large changes to its economy since the advent of doi moi , the new beginning, in the 1980s...

Structural transformation Sustainable development SDG
Working Paper
How do we legislate for improved community development?

A large mining project has the potential to be a partner in assisting local communities in their development efforts. Communities located in close proximity to a large mine have every right to expect that the project will benefit their community...

Community development agreement Mining Mining law
Working Paper
Biofuels technology: A look forward

This paper assesses biofuels technology readiness and provides foresight to biofuels development in Southern Africa...

Biofuels bioenergy Technology maturity
Seminar
Towards a new consensus on the principles of policy-making for the contemporary world
30 March 2017
Universidade Pedagógica de Moçambique, Rua João Carlos Raposo Beirão, Maputo, Mozambique
Past event
Working Paper
The role of gender in the extractives industries

In recognizing that women’s participation and gender equity is a precondition for the achievement of acceptable development outcomes, extractives industry companies are increasingly making public commitments to integrating gender equality, incl...

extractives industry Gender equality Sustainable development
Working Paper
The role of participation in sustainable community development programmes in the extractives industries

A major challenge for almost all extractives activity is that benefits accrue predominantly at the national level while disruptions are invariably highly localized close to the resource...

community development community participation Sustainable development
Working Paper
Modeling sustainable long-term electricity supply–demand in Africa

This paper develops a scenario-based model to identify and provide an array of electricity demand in Africa, and to derive them from the African power system of development...

Energy planning Electricity Sustainable development
Working Paper
Towards contribution analysis

Since the early 1990s, at least 45 initiatives have been mounted to improve the environmental and social performance of the mining industry across the world. Many changes in the formal legal and regulatory systems have also been introduced...

Contribution analysis Mining Sustainability
News
Stockholm Statement – Towards a new consensus on the principles of policy-making for the contemporary world

Thirteen economists, which included four former Chief Economists of the World Bank, met over two days at Saltsjöbaden, Sweden, on 16-17 September 2016, to discuss the challenges faced by today’s economic policy makers. The meeting was...

New Directions in Development Economics Equality and inequality Sustainable development
Working Paper
Vertical and horizontal inequality in Ecuador: The lack of sustainability

We analyse vertical and horizontal inequality in Ecuador from a long-run perspective, as well as during and after the commodities boom...

Equality and inequality Poverty Sustainable development
Blog
Responding to crises - a personal approach to the conference theme

Crisis can mean different things to different people. In response to this week's WIDER conference , we must ask ‘Which crises, and crises for whom?’. The crises with the biggest impact may be long-term rather than short-lived...

Economic development Sustainable development
Seminar
Decent Work in the Era of Sustainable Development

What is the role of decent work in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) era? This was the main topic of discussion in the seminar organized by the Global Sustainability Foundation and the Trade Union Solidarity Centre of Finland (SASK) , which...

13 June 2016
Hakaniemi-sali, John Stenbergin ranta 6, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Working Paper
The political economy of clean energy transitions at sub-national level: Understanding the role of international climate regimes in energy policy in two Brazilian states

This paper examines the political economy aspects, particularly the influence of the Clean Development Mechanism, in clean energy and climate change policies in the states of Bahia and Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil...

Climatic changes Renewable energy sources Sustainable development
Blog
Will Norway’s model of Sovereign Wealth Fund work in Tanzania?: A reality check

Several countries in Africa – including Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Uganda - have recently discovered large oil and gas or other mineral resources...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Fiscal policy Mineral industries
Working Paper
Border adjustment mechanisms: Elements for economic, legal, and political analysis

This paper examines, from a multidisciplinary perspective, plausible hypotheses for implementation of border carbon adjustment mechanisms, seen as a complement to strong environmental regulation...

Environmental justice International trade Political science
Working Paper
Varieties of clean energy transitions in Europe: Political-economic foundations of onshore and offshore wind development

The paper introduces a novel framework for classifying different types of national political economies...

Capitalism Industrial productivity Renewable energy sources
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