This paper aims to fill a gap in the availability of data on economic transformation at country level. Whilst there are a range of important international databases (e.g. World Development Indicators, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, International Labour Organization, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, etc.) that can be used to explore economic transformation, there is currently no space where the data on economic transformation are brought together at the country level. This is a preliminary document that aims to foster discussion of data on economic transformation.
In order to understand and measure economic transformation (as used and defined by SET) in countries of interest, the paper explores data on:
• economic structures, value addition, employment, labour productivity by sector
• trade, trade diversification and domestic value addition (DVA) in exports in aggregate and by sector
• firm-level total factor productivity (TFP) levels and dispersion within sector
• wage levels by occupation