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UNU-WIDER 13h
John Page taking questions from the audience of and staff at today's lecture on industries without smokestacks. If you want to know more check out John's blog on ‘Industrial’ policy in the 21st century
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UNU-WIDER 13h
John Page's aid advice is to give African governments the policy space to take initiatives and make mistakes! In the new book chapter 16 looks at the success of Rwanda's aid policies, including their approach of using aid for trade. Download the book at
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UNU-WIDER 14h
''Industries without smokestacks' sectors grew more rapidly, or at least as fast, as traditional sectors in two thirds of African countries' says John Page at today's lecture with in NY. Learn more about industries without smokestacks at
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UNU-WIDER 14h
While there certainly are challenges to in , John Page isn't so pessimistic. Today he's talking about the 'industries without smokestacks' that could provide Africa with alternative industries that will promote .
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UNU-WIDER 14h
The series we're producing with John Page is based on a decade of work by UNU-WIDER inspired by three questions: why is there so little industry in Africa? Does it matter? What can be done about it? Learn about the project with at
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UNU-WIDER 15h
John Page is presenting to and today on 'Industries Without Smokestacks: The Road Less Taken.' This lecture will be released in 2019 - in the meantime, you can read the book on the topic at
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UNU-WIDER 16h
Today in new York John Page will give a presentation at an event co-organized with , in collaboration , & . This lecture will be filmed and released in 2019 as part of a new UNU-WIDER on industrialization in Africa
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Amina Ebrahim 18h
Presentations from our Research that Matters engagement workshop now online @MurrayLeibbrandt
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UNU-WIDER Nov 18
Congratulations to on his appointment as President of . In the new blog we talk to Juan about his journey from PhD Fellow to President. Read more at ttp://bit.ly/2Dom2If
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UNU-WIDER Nov 18
Towards Gender Equity in Development is available now The book contains 17 chapters from leading scholars working on gender issues, including Nancy Qian () who writes on the effect of China's One Child Policy
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UNU-WIDER Nov 17
Professor Erik Thorbecke, co-originator of the Foster-Greer-Thorbecke poverty measure, has released a new working paper: My journey through the history of development economics Full paper available at
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UNU-WIDER Nov 17
Our new Industries Without Smokestacks book is available now On Monday John Page () presents a lecture on the topic at an event co-organised by -WIDER and . This event will be filmed and be part of a MOOC - coming 2019!
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UNU-WIDER Nov 16
This week and Alan Roe visited the and to present insights from the new UNU-WIDER book on industries and their role as a driver for . Download your copy at
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UNU-WIDER Nov 16
Are you based in Mozambique? Registrations are now open for the annual conference. Learn more at
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UNU-WIDER Nov 16
At today's workshop researchers from the work stream will be present updates from their using newly available SA-TIED programme website
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Evonomics 29 Sep 17
.: "We used to think of there being a trade-off: we could achieve more equality, but only at the expense of overall economic performance. It is now clear that greater equality & improved economic performance are complements." via
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Harsha Dayal Nov 15
A most productive model of Science-Policy where tax admin data (in Secure Data Facility) used to answer research questions on wealth inequality in SA. Brilliant minds from & led by experts & collaboration. Am totally re-inspired!!
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UNU-WIDER Nov 15
Replying to @RonderosN
Thanks for your comment Nicolas, and indeed much of the discussion in the room reflected similar concerns. We've just updated our tweet to be a bit more accurate.
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UNU-WIDER Nov 15
Replying to @Citywatcha
Thank you for your comment Glen. Indeed, much of the discussion in the room was on this too. We've updated out tweet to be a little more accurate about the discussion.
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UNU-WIDER Nov 15
South Africa is one of the first developing countries to provide access to their administrative – this makes possible frontier research on this data set that includes the full universe of data in the formal sector.
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