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Research Brief
Special economic zones in Zambia and South Africa: Blueprint, experiences and outcomes

East Asia’s successful experience in accelerating the process of industrial development with SEZs paved way for the use of SEZs as policy instruments in Africa...

Special Economic Zones Agglomeration Industrialization
Working Paper
Special economic zones in Southern Africa: white elephants or latent drivers of growth and employment?: The case of Zambia and South Africa

The successful use of special economic zones as economic tools for export-led industrial development in East Asia propelled a wave of similar initiatives across Africa...

Special Economic Zones Agglomeration Industrialization
Working Paper
Structural transformation and inclusive growth in Ghana

This study examines the structural transformation–inclusive growth nexus for Ghana...

Ghana Inclusive growth Structural transformation
Book Chapter
Local content in Zambia—a faltering experience?

From the book: Mining for Change

Industrialization Local content Economic linkages
Book Chapter
The construction sector in Zambia

From the book: Mining for Change

Industrialization Local content Economic linkages
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
Lecture
MOOC image MOOC: Industrial policy for the 21st century – the challenge for Africa
9 September 201914 October 2019
Past event
Working Paper
Assessment of demand in agro-processing machinery in the SADC region: A case study of the maize-milling machinery value chain in South Africa and Zambia

This working paper is the fourth in a series that forms part of the project ‘Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development’, a three-year partnership between UNU-WIDER and the South African government aimed at generating ...

Agro-processing Industrialization Agricultural industries
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
The role of supermarket chains in developing food, other fast-moving consumer goods and consumer goods suppliers in regional markets

Supermarkets are strong catalysts to stimulate the growth and development of producers and suppliers of processed food and manufactured products in Southern Africa...

Supermarkets Supplier upgrading Industrialization
Learning
MOOC lecture Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa Learning Industrialization Africa's Economic Development
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
Working Paper
Motorcycle parts and aftermarket industry regional value chain in Southern Africa

This paper provides an overview of the structure, key functions, and characteristics of the motorcycle parts and aftermarket industries in Southern Africa in order to identify challenges to and opportunities for growth in these industries...

Aftermarket Industrialization motorcycles
Blog
Can natural resources jump-start industrialization?

At the end of last year, I filmed a lecture that will be part of a massive open online course (MOOC) on industrialization in Africa...

Industrialization structural change Employment and Industry
Blog
The ins and outs of African industrialization: UNU-WIDER provides open access to a wealth of information

The question ‘why is there so little industrialization in Africa?’ has been a key focus of UNU-WIDER researchers and research partners for the last decade...

Industrialization Poverty Jobs
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