Data Set

Economic Transformation Database

GGDC/UNU-WIDER, release February 2021


Open and free to use, the Economic Transformation Database (ETD) has been developed by STEG’s partner, the Groningen Growth and Development Centre (GGDC), and supported by UNU-WIDER. The database provides comprehensive, long-term, and internationally comparable sectoral data on employment and productivity, covering 12 sectors from over 50 economies in Africa, Asia, and Latin America between 1990 and 2018.

The ETD can be used to study a variety of questions. What is the industrialisation experience of developing economies in recent decades? What is the relation between growth, poverty reduction, and sectoral patterns of employment and production? Can countries achieve growth, provide good jobs, and reduce poverty without industrialisation?

Find more information and access the data on the GGDC website here.

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