The Brookings Institution, Washington DC, USA
The African Development Bank, Tunis, Tunisia
External Project Director:
John Page, (The Brookings Institution)
UNU-WIDER focal point:
Finn Tarp, Director of UNU-WIDER
Building on recent academic work on structural change and industrialization, the project will undertake analysis of firm level data and country case studies for seven countries in Africa and two in East Asia to address five key questions of immediate relevance for development policy:
Detailed country-level quantitative and qualitative research on the five industrial policy questions set out above, together with analysis of each country’s industrialization process and policy framework will provide a rich comparative body of research on industrialization in Africa, a more detailed understanding of the industrial development challenges faced by each economy studied, and some new insights into policy options at both the national and global level.