Made in Africa: Learning to Compete in Industry by Carol NewmanMade in Africa: Learning to Compete in Industry by Carol Newman

Made in Africa: Learning to Compete in Industry

byCarol Newman, John Page, John Rand

Paperback | February 23, 2016

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The role of industry in low income countries is important. Industry is good for growth, job creation, and poverty reduction. All of these factors depend on the size and the rate of growth of industry. Africa doesn’t have enough industry to reach the Sustainable Development Goals for growth, job creation, and poverty reduction. Africa’s share of global manufacturing has fallen from about three percent in 1970 to less than two percent in 2010. Why is there so little industry in Africa?

Made in Africa: Learning to Compete in Industry outlines a new industrialization strategy to help Africa compete in global markets. This book draws on case study and qualitative research from Africa and emerging Asia to understand what drives firm-level productivity in low income countries. The results show that while traditional concerns such as infrastructure, skills, and the regulatory environment are important, they alone will not be sufficient for Africa to industrialize. The book also addresses how industrialization strategies will need to adapt to the region’s growing resource abundance.
Carol Newman is an associate professor in the Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin. Her main research and publications are in the microeconomics of development with a focus on both household and enterprise behavior.John Page is senior fellow in the Global Economy and Development Program of the Brookings Institution, Washingt...
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Title:Made in Africa: Learning to Compete in IndustryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:306 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:February 23, 2016Publisher:Brookings Institution PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0815728158

ISBN - 13:9780815728153

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