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Policy Brief
Regional integration and Tanzania’s export performance East African Community Customs union Single Customs Territory
Working Paper
Firm and product survival analysis: Evidence from South African tax administrative and products data

Enterprise development, especially expansion into export markets, is essential to create employment and unlock growth potential in many economies, including in sub-Saharan Africa...

Enterprises Survival analysis Firm performance
Working Paper
Employment effects of joining global production networks: Does domestic value added matter?

Is the emphasis placed in trade and industry policy-making in developing countries on the share of domestic value-added (‘value-added ratio’) in exports consistent with the objective of achieving economic development through an export-ori...

global production networks value added Exports
Book Chapter
From manufacturing-led export growth to a twenty-first century inclusive growth strategy: Explaining the demise of a successful growth model and what to do about it

From the book: Inequality in the Developing World

Stockholm Statement Industrial policy Dynamic comparative advantage
Working Paper
Constraints on the performance and competitiveness of Tanzania’s manufacturing exports

This study sought to examine the main constraints to manufacturing export competitiveness in Tanzania...

Competitiveness Manufacturing Exports
Research Brief
How can agro-processing value chains be developed to strengthen regional integration in Southern Africa?

Regional integration in Africa has potential for increasing regional trade and contribute towards industrialization and economic development...

Regional integration Agriculture Agro-processing
Working Paper
Economic complexity and structural transformation: the case of Mozambique

Mozambique is among the world’s least complex economies. By systematically accounting for both supply- and demand-side factors, we identify new products and sectors that can help to diversify and upgrade its economy...

Economic complexity Trade Exports
Working Paper
Agro-processing, value chains, and regional integration in Southern Africa

Regional integration in Africa is underway but ongoing progress requires that the gains are widely spread...

Regional integration Agriculture Agro-processing
Working Paper
Exchange rates and firm export performance in South Africa

This paper uses detailed firm transaction data on manufactured exports to analyse the dilution of the real exchange rate-export relationship in South Africa over the period 2010 to 2014...

Exchange rate Exports South Africa
Working Paper
Firm-level employment growth in South Africa: The role of innovation and exports

This paper investigates the effect of innovation on employment growth at the firm level in South Africa. Innovation is typically associated with better export performance at the firm level due to productivity enhancements and new products...

Employment Exports Firm growth
Working Paper
Moving up the copper value chain in Southern Africa

Southern African countries—mainly Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo—account for around a seventh of global production of copper...

Copper Industrialization Agglomeration
Journal Article
Effects of Foreign Aid on Income through International Trade

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Impact and Effectiveness

Bilateral aid Exports Free trade
Working Paper
Trade liberalization and South African manufacturing: Looking back with data

This paper provides a retrospective assessment of the effects of trade policies on South African manufacturing since the transition to democracy, examining the differences and commonalities in the views of economists in favour of and against an accel...

Trade policy Manufacturing Trade liberalization
Working Paper
Effects of foreign aid on income through international trade

This paper presents a review of recent studies that estimate the trade effects of foreign aid...

Bilateral aid Exports Free trade
Working Paper
From manufacturing-led export growth to a twenty-first-century inclusive growth strategy: Explaining the demise of a successful growth model and what to do about it

Success in development over the past half-century was based on manufacturing-led export growth. Because the share of global employment in manufacturing will decline, manufacturing won’t play the same role in the coming decades...

Stockholm Statement Industrial policy Dynamic comparative advantage
Book Chapter
Regional opportunities in East Africa

From the book: Industries without Smokestacks

Exports Free trade Customs union
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