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Working PaperBuilding malls or metros?: South Africa’s exports of tradable urban services to the rest of Africa
Service industries are increasingly important in international trade and offer additional paths to economic development. There are many opportunities to expand trade in services between South Africa and other African countries...Africa International trade South Africa
Background NoteCOVID-19 and socioeconomic impact in Africa: The case of Kenya
The COVID-19 pandemic has now spread to over 180 countries, including several countries in sub-Saharan Africa. 1 Kenya reported its first COVID-19 case on 13 March 2020...COVID-19 pandemic Africa
BlogWhen COVID-19 comes to Africa
There is no telling how long it will take to bring the COVID-19 coronavirus under control, or how many people will be affected...COVID19 Global health Africa
Journal ArticleLinked-in by FDI: The role of firm-level relationships for knowledge transfers in Africa and Asia
This study combines evidence from interviews in seven countries with (i) government institutions responsible for attracting foreign direct investment (FDI), (ii) 102 multinationals (MNEs), and (iii) 226 domestic firms linked to these foreign affiliat...Foreign Direct Investment Technology transfer Africa
Working PaperDoes sorting matter for learning inequality?: Evidence from East Africa
Inequalities in children’s learning are widely recognized to arise from variations in both household- and school-related factors...Africa Inequality of opportunities sorting
Book ChapterWho should get what, how and why?: DfID and the transnational politics of social cash transfers in sub-Saharan Africa Africa Policy transfer Politics
LearningIndustrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa Learning Industrialization Africa's Economic Development
Journal ArticleLegal Empowerment of the Poor through Property Rights Reform: Tensions and Trade-offs of Land Registration and Titling in Sub-Saharan Africa
Part of Journal Special Issue Legal Empowerment and Group-Based InequalityProperty Land rights
Book ChapterRwanda: From devastation to services-first transformation
From the book: Industries without SmokestacksAfrica Economic growth Exports
Book ChapterAgro-processing and horticultural exports from Africa
From the book: Industries without SmokestacksAfrica Agro-processing Trade
Book ChapterTourism global value chains and Africa
From the book: Industries without SmokestacksTourism Africa Global value chains
Book ChapterNew technologies create opportunities
From the book: Industries without SmokestacksAfrica Industrialization Technology
Book ChapterExcess female mortality in Africa
From the book: Towards Gender Equity in DevelopmentMissing women Mortality Gender
Journal ArticleExploring regional and gender disparities in Beninese primary school attendance: A multilevel approach
DHS data is combined with school supply statistics to study primary school attendance in the 2005–06 school year in Benin, a country that has seen almost unparalleled increases in attendance since the 1990s...Economic development Demand for schooling Africa
Working PaperNew technologies create opportunities
This paper argues that new technologies—for communication, such as mobile phones and the internet, but also for manufacturing, agriculture, energy, and transport—have the potential to bridge many of the productivity gaps between sub-Sahar...Africa Industrialization Technology