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Working Paper
Towards the integration of markets: Competition in road transportation of perishable goods between Malawi, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

Rapid urbanization and rising income levels in Southern Africa have increased the consumption of perishable and processed food products...

Road transportation Food industry and trade Cross-border logistics
Working Paper
Understanding intra-regional transport: Competition in road transportation between Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

Efficient transport links are critical to enhancing the integration of markets in Southern Africa...

Cross-border logistics Road transportation southern Africa
Working Paper
Air transport in Africa: A portrait of capacity and competition in various market segments

Sub-Saharan Africa’s air transport, though low in overall volume when compared to other regions in the world, has experienced significant growth in the last decade, both in international and domestic traffic...

air transport Aviation safety Competition
Policy Brief
Made in Africa: The challenge of industrialization Competition Econometrics Globalization
Working Paper
The expansion of regional supermarket chains and implications for local suppliers: A comparison of findings from South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

Since the early 2000s, there has been rapid growth in the number and spread of supermarkets in southern Africa...

Supermarkets Regional value chains Strategy
In the media
Made in Africa book mentioned in Nigerian newspaper 'Business Online' column

There is an urgent need to diversify Nigeria’s economy, but what really means economic diversification for Nigerian policy makers?

Industrial development Nigeria Exports
Manufacturing Transformation: Comparative Studies of Industrial Development in Africa and Emerging Asia

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations...

Competition Econometrics Globalization
Commodities, industry, and the African Growth Miracle

The 2016 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank occur during uncertain times for the “African Growth Miracle.” After more than two decades of sustained economic expansion, growth in sub-Saharan Africa slow...

Competition Economic development Economic growth
Industrial clusters: Who benefits?

Manufacturing production in both developed and developing economies tends to be highly geographically concentrated in cities and industrial clusters...

Competition Economic development Industrial management
Made in Africa: Learning to Compete in Industry

Over the past forty years, industry and business interests have moved increasingly from the developed to the developing world, yet Africa’s share of global manufacturing has fallen from about 3 percent in 1970 to less than 2 percent in 2014...

Competition Econometrics Globalization
Book Chapter
Regulatory Reform for Closing Africa's Competitiveness Gap

From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 2...

Competition Industrial policy International economic relations
Africa's Failure to Industrialize: Bad Luck or Bad Policy?

16 December 2014 John Page On 20 November 2014 the United Nations celebrated the 25th Africa Industrialization Day. But perhaps ‘celebrate’ is not exactly the right word...

Competition Economic development Structural adjustment (Economic policy)
International Economic Association 17th World Congress

UNU-WIDER organized two sessions during the 17th World Congress of the International Economic Association. Learning to Compete – Sunday 8 June 2014 Chaired by Finn Tarp Out of Africa: A comparative perspective on why Africa failed to...

6 June 201410 June 2014
Dead Sea, Jordan
Past event
Working Paper
Regulatory Reform for Closing Africa’s Competitiveness Gap

Over the past decade, Africa has been experiencing an economic resurgence. Yet, the continent is facing several difficult challenges and many economies of the region continue to be among the least competitive in the world...

Competition Industrial policy International economic relations
Working Paper
Disentangling the Pattern of Geographic Concentration in Tunisian Manufacturing Industries

In this paper, we examine the pattern of spatial concentration of manufacturing industries observed in Tunisia and explore the factors driving firms’ choices of location at the provincial level...

Competition Industrial management Manufacturing industries
Working Paper
Clustering, Competition, and Spillover Effects: Evidence from Cambodia

The potential benefits of the geographical clustering of economic activity have been well documented in the literature, yet there is little empirical evidence quantifying these effects in developing country contexts...

Competition Economic development Industrial management
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