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Towards China Inc? Assessing the implications for Africa

"The combined economies of China, Taiwan and Hong Kong amount to US$1.437 trillion making ‘Greater China’ the fourth largest economy in the world. Driven by exports China’s GDP growth averaged 9.7% in the two decades to 2000. Average GDP growth was …

Development of Resources and Physical Infrastructure Possibilities for Mutually Beneficial Cooperation Between Southern Africa and Eastern Asia

"The task before this group is to examine the similarities and dissimilarities in Eastern Asian and Southern African development experiences and indicate what possibilities exist for mutually beneficial cooperation. The cooperation here is in the co…

The 1993 Tokyo Declaration on African Development : Implications for Countries of Southern Africa

"The Tokyo Declaration on African Development offers enormous possibilities for mutually beneficial cooperation between the countries of Eastern Asia and Southern Africa. Africa is still outside the mainstream of global commercial and technological …

Addressing Institutional Challenges to Large-Scale Implementation

"Imagine scaling up an agricultural project whose goal is to improve rural incomes by increasing rice yields. It has three components. The first is the introduction of a new high-yield train of rice developed and delivered by the national Ministry o…

Back to the blackboard: Looking beyond universal primary education in Africa

"Education is the driving force behind any strong economy and a prerequisite for social and economic growth. It creates opportunities and provides societies with a better educated and skilled workforce which is necessary for stimulating development.…

Comanagement of Natural Resources: Local Learning for Poverty Reduction

In the past two decades we have seen dramatic developments in the understanding of equitable and sustainable natural resource management. These have been informed and backed by innovation and research, not least that supported by IDRC, Canada's Inte…

Engaging Problem Countries

U.S. policymakers have normally turned to military force, political and economic sanctions, and covert action in trying to dissuade so-called "rogue states" - notably Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, and North Korea - from behavior that the United States fi…

G-8 Preview: Bush and Allies to Discuss Repairing Their Rift and Rebuilding Iraq

The annual economic summit of eight industrialized nations, which begins June 1 in Evian, France, will provide an opportunity for President Bush to repair relations with major European countries that opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq, particularly F…

The Role of State-owned Enterprises in Industrialization in Tanzania: Lessons from East Asian Economies

Inspired by the success of countries in East Asia, the Government of Tanzania is aggressively pursuing industrialization as a strategy to accelerate socio-economic development, create jobs and substantially reduce poverty. Notably, many economies …

Case Studies in Base Metal Processing and Beneficiation: Lessons from East Asia and SADC Region

"This research report first considers the industrial policy debate on beneficiation and its context within the broader policy debate on the appropriate role of industrial policy. Over the past decade, beneficiation as a policy has generally been sup…

Taxing Profits from International Maritime Shipping in Africa: Past, Present and Future of UN Model Article 8 ( Alternative B)

International maritime shipping is an essential part of global business. Since the establishment of the current international tax regime in the 1920s, there has been a consensus that profits generated by this business are taxable only in the residen…

Taxing Profits from International Transport in Africa: Past, Present and Future of Article 8 (Alternative B) of the UN Model

International maritime shipping is an essential part of global trade and business. The international maritime shipping industry was valued at approximately $12 trillion in 2017. It operates an inherently globalized business with over 60,000 sea vess…

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