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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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  • 17 September 2018
  • Post by Banga, Karishma
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
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
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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