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– Is success influenced by design attributes?
Cornelius Dube, Wellington Matsika, Gamuchirai Chiwunze - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

Special economic zones (SEZs) in Africa are generally regarded as underperforming relative to their peers in the rest of the world. This study focuses on the design features of the SEZ in Africa that may help explain this underperformance. Literature was reviewed to identify the key design...

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Alberto Lemma, Dirk Willem te Velde - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

Effective state-business relations (SBRs) have been lacking in industrial policy thinking despite the strong theoretical case for SBRs. The empirical study of state-business relations in developing countries has emerged only recently, with notable contributions starting in the mid-1990s,...

Book Chapter
– Lessons from Botswana, Ghana, Mauritius, and South Africa
Wim Naudé - , 2013
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– Lessons from Botswana, Ghana, Mauritius and South Africa
Wim Naudé - UNU-WIDER, 2010 - Helsinki, Finland

Botswana, Ghana, Mauritius and South Africa are sub-Saharan African countries that stand out for their development progress. Each of these countries has succeeded against the odds, against expectations. This paper synthesizes the common ingredients of these countries’ success, and derives...

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Arvind Subramanian - UNU-WIDER, 2009 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper examines different explanations—initial conditions, openness to trade and FDI, and institutions—of the Mauritian growth experience since the mid-1970s. We show that arguments based on openness to trade and FDI are either misleading or incomplete. Even when correctly...

Book Chapter
– The Case of Three ‘Successful’ African Economies
Julius Kiiza - , 2007
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– A Comparative Analysis of Mauritius, Botswana and Uganda
Julius Kiiza - UNU-WIDER, 2006 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper examines the relationship between institution building and economic performance in Mauritius, Botswana and Uganda. The rationale for comparing these cases is simple. While the three have been super-economic stars in their own right, they have achieved substantially different outcomes....

– Experience and Issues
Gerald K. Helleiner - Palgrave Macmillan, 2001 - Basingstoke, UK

The volume contains original essays by authors who have worked together to derive lessons for African export prospects from the experiences of some of the more successful developing countries in East Asia and Latin America. They present up-to-date data and analysis on non-traditional exporting...

Journal Article
– The Road to Sustainable Growth in Mauritius
Sunil Kumar Bundoo, Beealasingh Dabee - Journal of International Development, 1999
Giovanni Andrea Cornia, Nguyuru H. I. Lipumba - Journal of International Development, 1999 - Oxford, UK

This special issue of the Journal of International Development presents the results of a study initiated two years ago by UNU/WIDER on `The impact of the liberalization of the exchange rate and financial markets in sub-Saharan Africa'. The project has benefited from the contributions of African...

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