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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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  • 23 March 2020
  • Post by Copeland, Conrad
Trade in Africa: formal barriers, informal networks, and global prospects

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement, which was signed in 2018, aims to give a significant boost to trade within the continent. This column...

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  • 03 February 2020
  • Post by Bertrand, Pierre
Kaizen: strengthening managerial capital in developing countries

Kaizen is an approach to managing organizations that originated in Japan and which aims to improve productivity and quality. This column reports the...

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  • 07 October 2019
  • Post by Multiple
Entrepreneurship and development economics: convergence for better policy

What is the role of entrepreneurship in development? This question has been very topical in recent years as governments embrace the promotion of...

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  • 16 September 2019
  • Post by Vedia-Jerez, Daniel H.
Threats to economic growth in Latin America

Growth in many Latin American economies has been poor in recent years. This column pulls together some of the research evidence on the disruptions...

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  • 02 September 2019
  • Post by Mensah, Justice Tei
Job creation in Africa: the potential boost from reliable electricity

Many African countries grapple with high unemployment, particularly among their young people. This column explains how the provision of reliable...

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  • 18 February 2019
  • Post by Williams, Guy
Banking sector reform: lessons from China

Since the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s, banking reform in China has focused on developing the ability of the state to supervise and...

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  • 12 November 2018
  • Post by Lazer, Leah
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
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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