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
Women in Science
On 11 February the world celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. UNU-WIDER, along with other institutes across United Nations University, are taking this day of celebration a step further with a month long campaign ... Read more
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Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED)
The SA-TIED programme looks at ways to support policy-making for inclusive growth and economic transformation in the southern Africa region.
Transforming economies – for better jobs
WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNESCAP, 11-13 September 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand
12 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
BlogRethinking African industrialization on another Africa Industrialization Day
This week I attended the 28 th Africa Industrialization Day at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Even sympathetic readers may reasonably ask, why hold another African Industrialization Day at all?...Industrialization structural change Industrial policy
Book ChapterWidening the options: Implications for public policy
From the book: Industries without SmokestacksAfrican development Public policy industry
Book ChapterIndustries without smokestacks in Uganda and Rwanda
From the book: Industries without SmokestacksEconomic growth industry Firm size
Book ChapterIndustries without smokestacks and structural transformation in Africa: Overview
From the book: Industries without Smokestacksindustry Growth Investment
BookIndustries without Smokestacks: Industrialization in Africa Reconsidered
This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations...industry Growth Investment
Policy BriefIndustries without smokestacks: Industrialization in Africa reconsidered
Our research shows that structural change in Africa is relying on a new set of economic activities, called ‘industries without smokestacks’, created by recent technological changes and a changing global market place...industry Growth Investment
Blog‘Industrial’ policy in the 21st century
During the past week, I participated in two international conferences. The first was the WIDER Development Conference in Helsinki: Think development - Think WIDER ...Industrialization structural change Employment and Industry
Working PaperIndustries without smokestacks in Uganda and Rwanda
We use unique high-frequency Government of Uganda and Government of Rwanda tax administration datasets to map the characteristics of ‘industries without smokestacks’ in East Africa...Economic growth industry Firm size
AboutIndustries without smokestacks
Authors' workshop in Helsinki, 19-20 July 2016.industry Africa African development
Project meetingIndustries without smokestacks
This project workshop on industries without smokestacks brings together researchers to discuss joint work on the industry sector and structural transformation in Africa. The workshop was held in Helsinki on 19-20 July 2016.
PresentationLearning to Compete: What did we learn?
UNU-WIDER Director Finn Tarp presents the book 'Made in Africa' in a Special Session at the AERC Biannual Research Workshop.