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Economic Transformation

Development is about transformation and governments are expected to acompany this tranformation. However, some unpalatable questions remain in the context that the 21st century offers: what to do and how best to do it, making sure that nobody is left behind, taking into account societal, social and environmental challenges that are emerging from this new context?

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  • 12 November 2018
  • Post by Lazer, Leah
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Africa's urban future: the policy agenda for national governments

Sustainable economic development in sub-Saharan Africa will only be possible if towns and cities across the region thrive. This column highlights the...

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  • 17 September 2018
  • Post by Banga, Karishma
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Digitalization and the future of industrialization in Africa

As global manufacturing becomes more digitalized, there is a danger that new opportunities will be sparse for countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The...

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  • 29 August 2018
  • Post by Andreoni, Antonio
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Production transformation: building more competitive firms sector by sector

The design and coordination of policies to promote a more productive economy are challenging for all governments. But what is distinctively...

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  • 15 August 2018
  • Post by Naudé, Wim
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Africa’s Industrial Revolution: new technology and vibrant entrepreneurship

Manufacturing remains an essential element of development, and according to this column, Africa has a golden opportunity to industrialize. The...

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