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Malawi: The erratic pulse of the warm heart of Africa

"Malawi after President Banda's rule is challenged with democratic reform, economic development and growth. This report discusses the numerous problems in the transition of a country that is landlocked, in debt and highly illiterate with low levels …

The African Growth and Opportunity Act : A Preliminary Analysis of the Possible Opportunities and Limitations to Botswana Exporters

"The paper identifies products that have received substantial trade concessions as a result of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) which would otherwise carry a tariff rate of 15% or more when exported to the USA. It explores Botswana's ex…

The Effects of Investment Climate on Manufacturing Firms’ Growth in Uganda

"This study investigated the effects of investment climate factors on manufacturing firms’ growth in Uganda using panel data. The low and stagnant levels of manufacturing sector share in Gross Domestic Product in most African countries has been wide…

Can Africa Compete with China in Manufacturing? The Role of Relative Unit Labor Costs

This paper examined the bilateral trade and cost competitiveness in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) with China. Patterns are reviewed of bilateral trade between SSA and China, showing an extraordinary imbalance in the structure of trade, in that China over…

The African Technopolitan May 2016 Special Issue: 3D Printing Africa's Development

This issue is dedicated to different aspects and uses of 3D printing and how this technology can shape and influence Africa's development and policies. Articles included in this issue touch on the influence that 3D printing can have on medical resea…

Potential Products for Uganda's Export Expansion and Diversification

The study identifies the potential sectors and products for export intensification and diversification using the Hausmann Atlas of Economic Complexity and the International Trade Centre’s Export Potential Assessment approaches. Overall, the results …

Which Products should Uganda Leverage for Export Diversification?

The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives (MTIC) will be developing a National Export Development Strategy (NEDS) for the next five years. This brief identifies the sectors and products that could be considered as game-changers for Uganda’s e…

Potential Products and Sectors for Uganda's Export Expansion

The study identifies the potential sectors and products for export expansion using the Hausmann Atlas of Economic Complexity and the International Trade Centre’s Export Potential Assessment approaches. Overall, the results suggest that Uganda has a …

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