According to The World Bank, Africa’s working-age population is expected to increase by nearly 70% by 2035. Without industrialization to create jobs, it will be difficult to achieve sustainable development. While manufacturing led to rapid industrialization in East Asian countries, there is doubt that it can have the same effect in Africa. The question is, if not through manufacturing, how can Africa promote economic growth?
In this course from UNU-WIDER, brought to you via the SDG Academy, you will hear from senior researcher John Page and other leading voices in development economics about the range of activities known as ‘industries without smokestacks’, and learn how industrial policy that promotes the growth of these industries presents a win-win scenario for economic development in Africa.
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SeminarJohn Page on Industrialization in Africa
LectureJohn Page on natural resources and industrialization
On 30 November, John Page will give a presentation on natural resources and industrialization at an event co-organized by UONGOZI and UNU-WIDER at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. This event is part of a series of lectures delivered by...
LectureJohn Page on industrial policy
LectureJohn Page on industries without smokestacks
LectureJohn Page on the drivers of industrial location
On 30 October, John Page gives a presentation on the drivers of industrial location at the London School of Economics . This event is part of a series of lectures delivered by Brookings Institution Senior Fellow and UNU-WIDER Non-Resident Senior...