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Book ChapterThe boom, the bust, and the dynamics of oil resource management in Ghana
From the book: Mining for ChangeOil Petroleum revenues diversification
Book ChapterRowing against the current: Economic diversification in Africa
Extractive industries Natural resources diversification
Working PaperCompetitiveness and diversification of service exports in sub-Saharan Africa: The case of the East African Community
Growth in service exports has improved countries’ per capita incomes, reduced over-reliance on goods exports, and promoted economic diversification. However, the growth has not been uniform across regions and countries...Service exports Competitiveness diversification
Book ChapterTelecommunication and ICT-based services trade
From the book: Industries without SmokestacksTelecommunication Growth Investment
Book ChapterIndustries without smokestacks and structural transformation in Africa: Overview
From the book: Industries without Smokestacksindustry Growth Investment
BookIndustries without Smokestacks: Industrialization in Africa Reconsidered
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...industry Growth Investment
Policy BriefIndustries without smokestacks: Industrialization in Africa reconsidered
Our research shows that structural change in Africa is relying on a new set of economic activities, called ‘industries without smokestacks’, created by recent technological changes and a changing global market place...industry Growth Investment
Book ChapterThe curse of the one-size-fits-all fix: Re-evaluating what we know about extractives and economic development
From the book: Extractive IndustriesDevelopment Oil Gas
Working PaperThe boom, the bust, and the dynamics of oil resource management in Ghana
Oil resources are neither a curse nor a blessing. The sound management of these resources can make them beneficial or otherwise...Oil Petroleum revenues diversification
Working PaperRowing against the current: Diversification in Africa’s resource-rich economies
The exploitation of natural resources is a huge opportunity, but one that carries considerable risks. Relative prices in resource-exporting economies tend to push them towards economic structures dominated by the resource sector...Extractive industries Natural resources diversification
Working PaperThe curse of the one-size-fits-all fix: Re-evaluating what we know about extractives and economic development
In the context of falls in extractive commodities prices since 2011, this paper examines the history of thinking about the interplay between extractives and economic development...Development Oil Gas