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Industrial Policy, Structural Change and Global Value Chains Participation: Case study of Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt

Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt (such as many other developing countries) have always considered pro-active industrial policies as an important means to upgrading their manufacturing sector. In an era of premature deindustrialization, the manufacturi...

Structural Change and Patterns of Inequality in the South African Labour Market

In the post-apartheid era South Africa has found itself in a long run growth trap with growth in Agriculture and Manufacturing notably absent from the economy, resulting in an inability of the economy to absorb excess labour supply. To understand ...

Manufacturing Employment Elasticity and Its Drivers in Developing and Emerging Countries : Focus on Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper does not try to provide comprehensive analysis of the de-industrialization process, deeply addressed by researchers, but rather assess to what extent manufacturing activities, limited as they are, are inclusive in sub-Saharan Africa, c...

Understanding and Characterizing the Services Sector in South Africa: An Overview

The South African services sector is large and growing. This coupled with declining employment shares in manufacturing and mining (i.e. deindustrialisation) suggests that South Africa is a de facto service-orientated economy. Employment patterns i...

The Promise of Entrepreneurship for the Future Development of Factor-Driven Economies in Africa

"Until recently, the African continent has held positive fundamentals for growth. However, the continent continues to face profound developmental challenges and structural weaknesses that impede sustained and inclusive growth. Largely driven by na...

The Changing Economy of Tanzania : Patterns of Accumulation and Structural Change

This paper focuses on the growth in aggregate production in Tanzania. It also deals with the division of GDP across productive sectors in the economy, population growth as well as labour force growth. The processes of economic transformation and s...

Towards Understanding Economic Growth in Africa: A Reinterpretation of the Lewis Model

"Africa’s recent economic growth is at a historical high, the patterns associated with this growth appear to be quite different from the Asian experiences where rapid growth was fueled by labor intensive, export-oriented manufacturing. Because thi...

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