Journal Article: How polarized is the global income distribution?
The interest in the level of global inequality has surged in recent years. This paper complements existing estimates of global inequality by providing the first estimates of the level of bipolarization of the global income distribution.
Policy Brief: The business environment of Mozambican manufacturing firms
The 2017 Survey of Mozambican Manufacturing Firms builds on data collected in 2012 from surviving firms to trace how changing economic conditions have affected the development of firms over five years.
Inclusive growth in Mozambique – scaling-up research and capacity
The central goal of the project is to support inclusive growth, growth that substantially improves the living standards of the Mozambican population.
Journal Special Issue: Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic Development
This journal presents a synopsis of the contextual conditions, factors and challenges under which the recent evolution of tax systems has taken place. The journal, as the studies in this collection, gives special emphasis to the role natural endowments, p
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From the book: Aid Effectiveness for Environmental SustainabilityForeign aid Climate change Sustainable development
Book ChapterThe Global Partnership on Foreign Aid for Sustainable Development
From the book: Aid Effectiveness for Environmental SustainabilitySustainable development Foreign aid
Book ChapterForeign Aid and Sustainable Agriculture in Africa
From the book: Aid Effectiveness for Environmental SustainabilityAgriculture Sustainable development Food security
Book ChapterFinancing Sustainable Agriculture under Climate Change with a Specific Focus on Foreign Aid
From the book: Aid Effectiveness for Environmental SustainabilitySustainable development Foreign aid Agriculture
Book ChapterThe Evolution, Paradigm Shift and Guidelines for Foreign Aid in Forestry
From the book: Aid Effectiveness for Environmental SustainabilityForeign aid Forestry REDD+
Book ChapterOpportunities and Conditions for Successful Foreign Aid to the Forestry Sector
From the book: Aid Effectiveness for Environmental SustainabilitySustainable development Foreign aid Climate change
Book ChapterForeign Aid, Urbanization and Green Cities
From the book: Aid Effectiveness for Environmental SustainabilitySustainable development Urbanization Foreign aid
From the book: Aid Effectiveness for Environmental SustainabilityForeign aid Climate change Sustainable energy
BookAid Effectiveness for Environmental Sustainability
This collection examines the role that foreign aid can play in dealing with the severe global challenge of climate change, one of the most pressing international development issues of the 21st century...Foreign aid Climate change Sustainable energy
BlogMini-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 PaperHow 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 PaperBiofuels technology: A look forward
This paper assesses biofuels technology readiness and provides foresight to biofuels development in Southern Africa...Biofuels bioenergy Technology maturity
SeminarTowards a new consensus on the principles of policy-making for the contemporary world
Working PaperThe 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 PaperThe 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 PaperModeling 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