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The Growth - Poverty Nexus in Tanzania From a Developmental Perspective

"This research project is about gaining a better understanding of growth experiences in Tanzania - past and present - and their implications for the dynamics of poverty. Its focus is on coming to grips with processes of structural transformation a...

The Nigerian Economy and Efforts Towards Accelerated Growth

"The story of the post-independence economy of Nigeria, as most ex-colonial countries in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA), is a mixed tale of good intentions, reforms, reversals and increased sense of the likely prolonged and lingering crisis of poverty a...

Explaining Sudan’s Economic Growth Performance

"The paper is composed of twelve sections. Section 2 gives a quick historical background to the economy of the country, while Section 3 looks at the growth record of the country in terms of the chosen periods as well as in terms of the half-decade...

The Seychelles Labor Market

This report, produced as a background paper to the World Bank Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD), provides a detailed overview of the Seychelles labor market. It emphasizes the relationship between changes to the overall structure of the economy...

Using Foreign Direct Investment to Upgrade and Diversify Exports from Morocco: Opportunities and Challenges in Comparative Perspective

Developing countries that manage to upgrade and diversify their export profile grow more rapidly and achieve greater welfare gains than countries that simply export larger volumes of what they have traditionally produced. This discussion paper ...

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...

A New Economic Path for Sub-Saharan African Countries through Private Impact Equity

"Private equity investments are on the rise in Africa and, adjusting for economy size, are as important to the continent as for the average emerging market economy. These investments are demonstrating profitability: Private equity deal multiples i...

Ethiopia — an Agrarian Economy in Transition

Rapid economic growth was experienced in Ethiopia since 2005. Real gross domestic product (GDP) grew at an average rate of 10.5 per cent per annum for the period between 2004–05 and 2013–14. Important contributions to GDP growth were made with pub...

Structural Transformation in the African Context : Reflections on Priorities for the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Parliamentarians, civil society organisations and African thinkers who gathered in Midrand, South Africa, hosted by the Pan African Parliament, articulated what is emerging as a growing consensus in various fora taking place on the continent: ‘the...

Morocco's 2014- 2020 Industrial Strategy and its Potential Implications for the Structural Transformation Process / La Stratégie Industrielle 2014- 2020 du Maroc et ses Implications Potentielles sur le Processus de Transformation Structurelle

More than ever now, Morocco is threatened by the trap of middle-income economies. Caught between increased competition from low-income countries in low productivity and labor-intensive sectors on the other hand, the difficulty of accelerating its...

Inequalities in the Context of Structural Transformation: Senegal Country Case Study

Since the late 1990s it has become a priority of Senegal to reduce inequality and poverty. The catalysts are the structural adjustment policies, which have had disastrous consequences on the living conditions of populations. The policies undertak...

Le Défi de la Transformation économique Structurelle: une Analyse par la Complexité économique / The Challenge of Structural Economic Transformation: An Analysis of the Economic Complexity

The aim of this work is to address the issue of structural transformation through an analysis of Hausmann and Hidalgo's concept of economic complexity, focusing on middle-income countries. This work has also highlighted, through an analysis by t...

State Reconstruction in Zimbabwe

The meeting explored some of the most important challenges currently facing state reconstruction efforts in Zimbabwe, and considered strategies to accelerate the process. It also developed concrete recommendations to complement initiatives led by ...

Foresight Africa: Top Priorities for the Continent in 2018

In Chapter 1, African leaders describe initiatives to help the continent harness its potential to secure its future. African institutions—particularly the African Union, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the African Development Ba...

Africa at 50+: Still Searching for the “Political Kingdom”

For the 21st century to become “Africa’s century”, it would require strong political leadership from the top—leadership that is committed and capable of mobilizing the population around a common “national project.” In the coming decades, African l...

South Africa, Africa and International Investment Agreements

The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Africa, and the South African Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), hosted a policy advisory group seminar on “South Africa, Africa, and International Investment Agreements” in Stellenbo...

La Complexité de la Remontée des Chaînes de valeur Mondiale: Cas des Industries Automobile et Aéronautique au Maroc et en Tunisie /The Complexity of the Rise of Global Value Chains: The Case of Automotive and Aeronautics Industries in Morocco and Tunisia

Global value chains offer new opportunities for structural transformation for developing countries. Today the vision of global value chains are limited to the analysis of global trade and FDI flows, globally it is not sufficient to answer the key ...

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