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Engineering Education for Industrial Development: Case Studies of Nigeria, Ghana and Zimbabwe

"This project was carried out to evaluate the capacity for university engineering education in three African countries, south of the Sahara - Nigeria, Ghana and Zimbabwe with a view to assessing the extent to which the programmes prepare graduate...

A Boom for Whom? Mozambique's Natural Gas and the New Development Opportunity

"In the two decades since the end of Mozambique’s civil war the country has depended heavily on international donors to fund its development. Although the economy grew at record rates from the mid-1990s, poverty levels remain above 50%. Mozambique...

Enhancing Industrial Productivity, Health Sector Performance and Policy Synergies for Local Health in Kenya and Tanzania

This presentation at the 12th Globelics International Conference in Addis Ababa held on the 29th - 31st October 2014 discusses the probability of improved health system performance by improving the local medicine and other health requirements whil...

ICTs and Industrial Development: Transformation and Employment Generation

"The paper is organized as follows: In the section that follows we provide a brief background on the status of ICTs in Africa albeit partially. Africa is largely disconnected from global markets due in large to the digital inequality that affects ...

The Growth of Micro and Small, Cluster Based Furniture Manufacturing Firms and their Implications for Poverty Reduction in Tanzania

"The overall objective of this study is to explore the growth of micro and small furniture-manufacturing firms in the industrial clusters and to analyse the implications that this growth has for poverty reduction among firm owners and workers. Th...

Dependency Theory in Southern Africa: Some Aspects of Migrant Labour

“This paper is not an exhaustive discussion of dependency theory as applied to Southern Africa. It is intended to be mainly illustrative of certain theoretical principles and their application in concrete situations and to complement the more pure...

Value Addition in the Coffee Industry in Kenya: Lessons from the Cut Flower Sector

"The cut flower industry in Kenya is characterised by a number of features which result in the relatively large proportion of value added accruing to farmers. The vertically integrated value chain enables the sector to adjust and respond quickly ...

E-Commerce and the WTO: A Developmental Agenda

The rise of e-commerce presents both challenges and opportunities, leading to calls for multilateral trading rules at the WTO. The route to industrial development is changing and rules at the WTO – the subject of this paper – will have important...

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