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Promoting Green Urban Industrialization in Ethiopia

African economies are looking to achieve high levels of economic growth in the next few decades, predominantly in growing urban centres. By 2035, roughly half of Africa’s population will live in its rapidly expanding cities. This transition present…

The G20 and the Restructuring of the International Economic Order: An Egypt Perspective

More than 50 years ago, the world community set about devising the institutional building blocks of an orderly social and economic world, largely in response to crises and problems of the first half of the twentieth century which had witnessed two w…

Algeria's Economy: The Vicious Circle of Oil and Violence

The crisis in Algeria, now a decade old, is not merely a consequence of the interruption of the December 1991 elections by an army-backed coup to keep the Front Islamique du Salut (FIS: Islamic Salvation Front) from power. It is also an economic cri…

Fourth Industrial Revolution: What's in it for African Women?

The world of work is undergoing a revolutionary change with advances in technology, artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of ‘big data’. While there are emerging debates around Africa’s role within this evolving technological context, very litt…

Can Zambia's Copper become a Flywheel for Industrialisation?

Zambia is overly reliant on copper, and yet copper mining remains key to the country’s future. The long-term prospects for copper are appealing, given its broad array of applications to modern technology. Current policy conditions for copper product…

Harnessing the 4IR in SADC: Roles for Policymakers

This paper maps SADC countries’ readiness for the Fourth Industrial Revolution from a strategic policy perspective. It focuses specifically on the digital connectivity and skills components of the 4IR, given their role in creating an enabling enviro…

Bridging the Digital Divide with Upskilling Strategies which unlock an expert IoT Workforce: A Way Forward for AUDA -NEPAD

The internet of Things as a disruptive technology of the day and trend brings in a huge sense of connectivity and interaction not only between objects or devices, but also the workforce within institutions to amplify efficiency and productivity. Thi…

How can Africa Maximise its Mineral Wealth? Development Strategies and Chinese Investment in Africa's Mining Sector

Between 2005 and 2017 China invested $58 billion in sub-Saharan African mining and energy sectors. Despite the commodity price downturn, China continues to be a leading investor in the global mining industry. Resource-rich countries still see mining…

Green Industrialization in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Guide for Policy Makers

This guide has been written as a reference tool for policy makers and planners on formulating policies and programmes that are supportive of green industrialization in SSA countries. In particular, the guide has aimed to provide a workable definit…

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 …

How VAT Reductions on Capital Commodities can Foster Industrialization and Boost Growth in Tanzania

The Tanzanian government is taking active steps to foster industrialization under the Tanzania Development Vision (TDV) 2025 plan. By 2025, the industrial sector should contribute 40% to GDP. The government’s priorities include interventions to enco…

Nigeria Economic Update Issue 19

In the first article titled: Growth in Crude Oil Production - Statistics are mentioned regarding the domestic oil production output, which increased to 1.82 million barrels per day (mbpd) in the month of April 2019. According to the global oil carte…

Why a transformative industrialisation policy is crucial for sub-Saharan Africa

Industrialisation is arguably the only historically proven path to sustainable economic growth and development — no country in the world has developed or can develop without producing light manufacturing, at the minimum. Its historical role as a dri…

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