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Patterns of Labor Productivity and Income Diversification in the Rural Farm and Non-farm Sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa

In many sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries, high population growth in rural areas has reduced farm sizes and encouraged growth in non-farm employment and income sources with the aim of improving rural incomes. As agricultural productivity grows...

Une Analyse de la Competitivite de l'industrie Camerounaise: Le Cas du Secteur Agroalimentaire / An Analysis of the Competitiveness of the Cameroonian Industry: The Case of Agribusiness

"This research is intended to analyze the competitiveness of the food industry in Cameroon. At sectoral level, the evolution of the food trade and value added is examined, while at the enterprise level, an econometric model of the labour productiv...

The Dynamics and Trends of Employment in Kenya

It was demonstrated in this study that major policy documents in Kenya premised employment and overall economic growth to grow in tandem. In the first two decades after independence, the empirical facts show that the nexus between growth and emplo...

The ZIPAR Quarterly Issue 3

The cover story in this newsletter focuses on the 2013-2014 Zambia Demographic and Health Survey (ZDHS) report. The article highlights two critical reasons why the launch of the report is timely. Firstly, the Revised Sixth National Development Pla...

Understanding Mozambique’s Growth Experience Through an Employment Lens

Remarkable progress was achieved in Mozambique, over the last 20 years in promoting macroeconomic growth and stability. Nonetheless, poverty rates remain high and labour market activity is dominated by smallholder farming. We use recent household...

The African Lions: Kenya Country Case Study

The drivers of economic growth in Kenya and the linkages to the labour market dynamics, are mainly analyzed in this paper, with a focus on population growth, its structure, and the prospects of reaping a demographic dividend. This is in recognitio...

Understanding the African Lions - Growth Traps and Opportunities in Six Dominant African Economies Understanding Ghana's Growth Success Story and Job Creation Challenges

Ghana has a status as one of the Lions of the African continent. This which is linked to the country’s remarkable growth performance, which culminated in the attainment of lower middle-income status. However, employment response to growth has bee...

Understanding Ghana’s Growth Success Story and Job Creation Challenges

This paper seeks to provide an analytical assessment of Ghana’s economic growth. Ghana’s status as one of the African Lions is linked to the country’s remarkable growth performance. Growth of labour productivity at the national and sectoral lev...

Changing Structure of Africa's Economies

"In recent years, some counties in Africa south of the Sahara (SSA) have experienced growth in their economies and improvements in living standards. Although there is some debate, it is clear that the share of the population living below the pove...

Jobs in the Middle East North Africa, and the Moroccan case

The jobs markets across the Middle East North Africa region vary greatly, with some oil-rich countries importers of labor while others, including Morocco, are the source of emigrants. Morocco exhibits structural underemployment despite having grow...

BIDPA Briefing 1st Quarter 2005

"This issue of the BIDPA Briefing discusses the sectoral performance of the economy during the decade to 2003/04. Mining and Government sectors posted strong growth rates. They accounted for 38 percent and 18 percent, respectively, of the total i...

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