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Published: 28 July 2016

324 Pages | 20 Figures and 60 Tables


ISBN: 9780198776987

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Manufacturing Transformation

Comparative Studies of Industrial Development in Africa and Emerging Asia

Edited by Carol Newman, John Page, John Rand, Abebe Shimeles, Måns Söderbom, and Finn Tarp

WIDER Studies in Development Economics

  • An open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence
  • A comprehensive analysis of industrial policies and outcomes in Africa
  • Presents detailed case studies of country industrialization experiences to help the reader understand why some firms are more competitive than others in low-income countries and why some countries are more attractive to competitive firms
  • Uses a comparative cross-country analytical framework based on the most recent literature on firm-level productivity
  • Draws robust, new policy recommendations from the comparative studies
  • Speaks to the role of donors in policy-making in Africa and to the debate on aid effectiveness

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