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– A portrait of capacity and competition in various market segments
Heinrich C. Bofinger - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Sub-Saharan Africa’s air transport, though low in overall volume when compared to other regions in the world, has experienced significant growth in the last decade, both in international and domestic traffic. The sector, in part because of its relatively small size, still faces the...

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– Opening markets to create opportunities
Bernard Hoekman - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper reviews the role of services in development and growth, the potential role of trade in services as a driver of the productivity performance of sectors that use services as inputs, and the links between services policies and domestic trade costs. Barriers to trade in services have...

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– The Case of Mozambican Manufacturing
António S. Cruz, Carol Newman, John Rand, Finn Tarp - Journal of African Economies, 2017

Part of Journal Special Issue Learning to Compete

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Learning from Vietnam
Carol Newman, John Rand, Finn Tarp, Nguyen Thi Tue Anh - Journal of African Economies, 2017

Part of Journal Special Issue Learning to Compete

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Evidence from the Tunisian Manufacturing Sector
Wided Mattoussi, Mohamed Ayadi - Journal of African Economies, 2017

Part of Journal Special Issue Learning to Compete

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Comparative Evidence From Kenya and Malaysia
Bethuel Kinyanjui Kinuthia - Journal of African Economies, 2017

Part of Journal Special Issue Learning to Compete

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– The case of Ethiopian manufacturing
Eyerusalem Siba, Mulu Gebreeyesus - Journal of African Economies, 2017

Part of Journal Special Issue Learning to Compete

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Jack Daly, Gary Gereffi - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

As Africa continues to attract record numbers of international arrivals, there are industry undercurrents that influence the continent’s participation in tourism value chains. African tourism is characterized by high foreign demand, which elevates the position of global lead firms and...

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Mia Ellis, Margaret McMillan, Jed Silver - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Despite Tanzania’s rapid recent growth, the vast majority of employment creation has been in informal services. This paper addresses the role that different subsectors of formal and informal services have played in Tanzania’s growth. It finds that subsectors such as trade services...

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– The case for Special Economic Zones in Africa
Carol Newman, John Page - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Firms tend to cluster in close geographic proximity to each other to benefit from reduced transport costs, shared inputs, and productivity spillovers due to learning and technology transfers. Evidence from low-income countries suggests that such agglomeration economies may be substantial in...

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– Implications for Ethiopia’s industrialization
Mulu Gebreeyesus - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Although the manufacturing sector is known to have a unique role in structural transformation, the industries without smokestacks that include tradable services (e.g., IT, tourism, transport), horticulture, and agro-industry can provide new opportunities for export development in low-income...

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John Spray, Sebastian Wolf - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

We use unique high-frequency Government of Uganda and Government of Rwanda tax administration datasets to map the characteristics of ‘industries without smokestacks’ in East Africa. First, we find firm size appears to be crucial for successful industries without smokestacks in...

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Nkechi S. Owoo, Monica P. Lambon-Quayefio - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

The paper explores the potential of Ghana’s agro-processing industry in contributing to the development and structural transformation of the economy. Although the industry is not well advanced, a number of factors are discussed which make it a viable sector to lead the economy towards...

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– Telecommunication and ICT-based services trade
Cláudio R. Frischtak - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper provides a basic understanding of the nature of emerging key information and communication technologies, and establishes the distance of countries from high-quality access to the internet—the necessary threshold one needs to cross in order to make use of such technologies. The...

– The challenge of industrialization
Carol Newman, John Page, Finn Tarp - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

  International goals and Africa’s aspirations The international community has a new set of development goals, and they reflect Africa’s aspirations much more closely than the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) they replaced. Their single most important contribution is to...

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Emiko Fukase, Will Martin - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

Sub-Saharan African exports of horticultural and processed agricultural products are growing in line with the major shift towards these products in world markets. Continued growth in these exports may be vitally important for expanding returns from African agriculture and for increasing its...

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