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Promoting industrialization in Africa: Global versus regional value chains

As COVID-19 ravages international trade and production, policy-makers are shifting their sights from global value chains (GVCs) to regional value chains (RVCs) as pathways to industrialization...

value chain directionality textiles apparel
Policy Brief
Mining for change: How can natural resources support inclusive growth in Africa

For a growing number of countries in Africa the discovery of natural resources is a great opportunity, but one accompanied by considerable risks. There is an extensive literature linking natural resource dependence to poor economic performance...

Mining Extractive industries Industrial policy
Working Paper
Value chain directionality, upgrading, and industrial policy in the Tanzanian textile and apparel sectors

With recent changes in the global economy, policy makers are increasingly turning from global value chains to regional and national value chains as drivers of structural transformation in the global South...

value chain directionality textiles apparel
Working Paper
Structural transformation, inequality, and inclusive growth in South Africa

This paper evaluates structural change, inequality dynamics, and industrial policy in South Africa between 1960 and the present day...

Structural transformation Inclusive growth South Africa
Working Paper
Structural transformation and inclusive growth: Kuznets’ ‘developer’s dilemma’ in Indonesia

We focus on special characteristics of the manufacturing sector, in terms of employment generation and productivity growth, that enable the rapid, resilient economic catch-up of developing countries...

Structural transformation Inclusive growth Indonesia
Working Paper
Winners and losers in industrial policy 2.0

Large-scale business subsidies tied to national industrial development promotion programmes are notoriously difficult to study and are often inseparable from the political economy of large government programmes...

firm subsidies Fiscal policy Industrial policy
Book
Mining for Change: Natural Resources and Industry in Africa

For a growing number of countries in Africa the discovery and exploitation of natural resources is a great opportunity, but one accompanied by considerable risks...

Mining Industrial policy Extractive industries
Working Paper
De-industrialization, re-industrialization, and the resurgence of state capitalism: The case of Indonesia

Discussions on the developing world’s industrial policies have largely neglected the role of state-owned entities...

Industrialization Industrial policy infrastructure
Working Paper
South African gold mining and local procurement in Tanzania and Ghana

We examine the extent to which two of Africa’s leading gold mining economies, Ghana and Tanzania, have adopted transformative local procurement policies to enhance backward linkages from the minerals sector...

Mining Extractives gold
Working Paper
The governance of global value chains, the state, and small businesses: The case of timber in Myanmar

We use the case of the timber industry in Myanmar to analyse how national regulatory frameworks and international ecological discourses affect forest management and small businesses...

Timber Wood Forestry
Lecture
MOOC image MOOC: Industrial policy for the 21st century – the challenge for Africa
9 September 201914 October 2019
Past event
Book Chapter
Southeast Asia

From the book: Asian Transformations

Agricultural productivity Investments Industrial policy
Book Chapter
Institutions and Development

From the book: Asian Transformations

Institutions Organizations Political settlements
Book Chapter
Industrialization and Development

From the book: Asian Transformations

Industrial policy Industrialization Structural transformation
Policy Brief
Learning from a half-century of economic development in Asia

When Gunnar Myrdal published his magnum opus, Asian Drama: An Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations , in 1968, he was deeply pessimistic about the development prospects in Asia...

Development Economics Asia Industrial policy
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
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