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Trade, Industry and Technology Development in Sub Saharan Africa: Policies, Response and Effects

"This paper focuses on the inter-relationships among trade, industrialization and technological development in the context of the overall process of economic development in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries. The paper pays particular attention to...

The Role of Infrastructure in Determining Export Competitiveness: Framework Paper

"Trade is beneficial for poverty reduction. There is little persuasive evidence concerning the effect of trade on income and therefore growth.The role of infrastructure in determining trade costs and therefore export competitiveness is explored in...

Impact of China-Africa Investment Relations: An In-depth Analysis of the Case of Ghana

"The study looks at the impact of Chinese FDI on the Ghanaian economy. Ghana has recently been receiving increasing amounts of FDI from several countries, including China and it is important to know how this is affecting the nation’s economy. The...

Impact of China - Africa Investment Relations: The Case of Zambia

"Chinese investments in Zambia are primarily resource seeking and have been concentrated in the mining sector. There are investments in construction, trading manufacturing sectors too. The growth of these investments has been steady over the year ...

Impact of China-Africa Investment Relations: Case Study of Ethiopia

"In this study Chinese investment in Ethiopia is investigated. The impact of trade, aid and related relations between the two countries are investigated in terms of its effect on Chinese investment in Ethiopia. In the last five years it was found ...

Impact of China-Africa Trade Relations:An In-Depth Case Study of Mauritius

"This Report aimed to provide an in-depth analysis of China-Mauritius trade relations and their impacts on the Mauritian economy as well as China's effects on various economic variables. Ultimately the study seek to identify the nature and extent ...

The Impact of China’s Trade Relations in Africa: The Case of the Republic of Congo

"Trade between Congo and China has registered a considerable increase over the last few years. China, within a period of five years has become Congo’s premier partner in oil and timber exports. Congolese trade with this country has been a key fac...

An Assessment of the Impact of China’s Investments in Sudan

"The study examines the impact of China’s investments in Sudan in terms of its positive and likely negative effects; data drawn from secondary and primary sources is used for the purpose. Tabular analysis and graphs are used to review the scale of...

Board Independence and Firm Financial Performance: Evidence from Nigeria

"This study examined the relationship between board independence and firm financial performance. The key results were that share ownership was highly concentrated in Nigeria, and this structure tended to engender board structures with close famil...

China Africa Investment Relations : A Case Study of Nigeria Final Report

"The scope of the study covers 1997-2007 and the objective of this study is to analyze the economic relation between China and Nigeria in the area of foreign direct investment (FDI) with a view to determining its developmental impacts. Some of th...

Releasing Export Constraints: The Role of Governments

"This paper discusses the economic rationale for government interventions to support export development and, in the light of this rationale,examines the interventions needed to address the key factors responsible for restraining export supply resp...

The Effects of Exchange Rate Policy on Cameroon's Agricultural Competitiveness

"The paper analyses the effects of trade and exchange rate policies on Cameroon's agriculture. Theoretical models and formulas are developed for empirical analysis. The calculated relative prices and indexes estimates of the degree of over-valua...

Impact of China and India on Sub Saharan African Metals, Ores and Minerals - Issues and Challenges

"Sub-Saharan Africa provides a significant share of the mineral resources fuelling the growth of the dynamic Asian economies of India and China. This framework paper examines the current metals, ores and minerals trade between China and India and ...

Impact of China and India on Politics and Governance in SSA: Issues and Challenges

"What can Africa make of this new interest by China and India on African affairs, political and economic? This paper lays out a framework for the study of one dimension of these issues, the interplay between politics at the international and the ...

Impact of Global Economic Crisis on African Countries: Policy Responses and Options

"African countries have not been isolated from the impact of the downturn in global growth. Some of the questions addressed in this paper are: What are the major channels through which the global financial and economic crisis could spread to Afric...

Implications of Standards and Technical Regulations on Export Competitiveness

"Standards and technical regulations are commonly perceived as barriers to trade particularly when considering the often huge compliance costs and insufficient resources of African economies. The impact of these standards on their ability to com...

Institutional Reforms and the Management of Exchange Rate Policy In Nigeria

"The purpose of this study is to report, from an institutional perspective, Nigeria's experience of using the auction system in the allocation of foreign exchange, as a way of arriving at "a realistic exchange rate". In addition, the various modi...

Intra-Industry Trade Between Members of the PTA/COMESA Regional Trading Arrangement

"Using available bilateral trade data between members of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) formerly PTA, this study estimated the extent of intra industry trade and the factors that determine this trade in the region. The ...

Macroeconomic Effects of VAT in Nigeria: A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis

"This study analyses the impact of value added tax on key sectoral and macroeconomic aggregates, using a CGE model considered suitable for Nigeria. A survey of VATable Nigerian manufacturers, distributors, importers and suppliers of goods and se...

Macroeconomic Policies and Long Term Growth: A Conceptual and Empirical Review

"The main purpose of the paper is to review the theoretical and empirical literature on the relationship between macroeconomic policies and the long term growth rate of potential GDP. The paper lays out the current state of theory and the empirica...

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