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African countries need to attract more and strategic FDI in manufacturing sector

African countries need to attract more and strategic FDI in manufacturing sector

03 May 17  Discussion
Talkmore Chidede, tralac Researcher, discusses the importance of manufacturing FDI for industrialisation and economic growth and development in Africa According to the United Nati...
Lesotho’s textiles, apparel and footwear manufacturing industry

Lesotho’s textiles, apparel and footwear manufacturing industry

09 Apr 17  News
Africa’s inspired apparel sourcing hotspot Employment, wages & working conditions The combined, textile, apparel and footwear manufacturing industry remains Lesotho’s lar...
Can Africa grow its manufacturing sector and create jobs?

Can Africa grow its manufacturing sector and create jobs?

17 Feb 17  News
Over the past decade and a half, Sub-Saharan Africa has experienced rapid economic growth at an average annual rate of 5.5%. But since 2008, the share of manufacturing in GDP ...
African trade and integration

African trade and integration

04 Jan 17  Themes
tralac’s primary aim is to help build capacity for government officials, policymakers, and regional organisations to more adequately address the most pressing trade matters facin...
A tale of two sectors: Why is misallocation higher in services than in manufacturing?

A tale of two sectors: Why is misallocation higher in services than in manufacturing?

23 Nov 16  News
Recent empirical studies document that the level of resource misallocation in the service sector is significantly higher than in the manufacturing sector. A new IMF Working Paper q...
Manufacturing for the 21st century

Manufacturing for the 21st century

09 Nov 16  News
At a time when the global manufacturing sector is undergoing a structural transformation, India must retool its factories for a digitally-driven future if it wants to fulfil its am...
New EAC rules of origin ‘will spur regional manufacturing industry’

New EAC rules of origin ‘will spur regional manufacturing industry’

03 Oct 16  News
The revision of rules of origin for products manufactured within the East African Community (EAC) have encouraged investment and boosted manufacturing sector within the region, the...
Global economy needs policy overhaul to move beyond sixth straight year of sluggish growth: UNCTAD report

Global economy needs policy overhaul to move beyond sixth straight year of sluggish growth: UNCTAD report

22 Sep 16  News
Structural transformation for inclusive and sustained growth Getting the world economy back on track requires that global leaders use bolder macroeconomic policies, strengthened r...
Global manufacturing growth expected to remain low in 2016 amid weakened financial support, says UNIDO report

Global manufacturing growth expected to remain low in 2016 amid weakened financial support, says UNIDO report

07 Sep 16  News
World manufacturing growth is expected to remain low in 2016 due to weakened financial support for productive activities, according to a report released on 5 September 2016 by the ...
SA losing ground in global manufacturing stakes

SA losing ground in global manufacturing stakes

11 Aug 16  News
South Africa and most of its fellow Brics members – and the African continent as a whole – need to take a long, hard look at investing in cutting edge technology to catch up in...
Manufacturing transformation: Comparative studies of industrial development in Africa and emerging Asia

Manufacturing transformation: Comparative studies of industrial development in Africa and emerging Asia

02 Aug 16  News
While it is possible for economies to grow based on abundant land or natural resources, more often structural change-the shift of resources from low-productivity to high-productivi...
Push for local manufacturing to hurt East Africa integration

Push for local manufacturing to hurt East Africa integration

13 Jun 16  News
East African governments want to implement taxation measures that will see them make good their promise to promote local manufacturing and reduce importation of goods, parti...

State of South Africa’s import trade in textiles and clothing

19 May 16  Publications
Despite increased global competition, the textile and clothing (T&C) industry is a very strategic sector for Southern Africa that has significant forward and backward linkages ...
CFTA: This African trade deal could improve lives across the whole continent

CFTA: This African trade deal could improve lives across the whole continent

13 May 16  News
After a decade of strong economic growth at the start of the millennium, Africa now faces a less favourable external economic environment – which has led to a slowdown in the e...
The textile and clothing trade in Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland (BLNS)

The textile and clothing trade in Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland (BLNS)

29 Apr 16  Publications
Outside of South Africa there is little traditional manufacturing capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa that is able to make an impact in global export markets. Perhaps the only sector th...
Manufacturing more than doubles in sub-Saharan Africa, despite fall in share of GDP – new report

Manufacturing more than doubles in sub-Saharan Africa, despite fall in share of GDP – new report

29 Apr 16  News
Manufacturing production in sub-Saharan Africa has more than doubled during the last decade, dispelling the myth the sector is in long-term decline, a new report by the Overseas De...
Transformative Industrial Policy for Africa:  Put manufacturing at the centre of development

Transformative Industrial Policy for Africa: Put manufacturing at the centre of development

04 Apr 16  News
“Countries can decide their development path. Countries become good at things because they want to excel at making those particular things,” renowned Development Economist Mr H...
Trade, Industry and Infrastructure in Africa: A Summary of the Paper-Trail from 2008-2015

Trade, Industry and Infrastructure in Africa: A Summary of the Paper-Trail from 2008-2015

20 Jan 16  Publications
Although the idea that Africa’s next stage in development requires industrialization is decades old, the current process of linking industrialization to the continent’s trade r...
Eastern Africa’s manufacturing sector: Promoting technology, innovation, productivity and linkages

Eastern Africa’s manufacturing sector: Promoting technology, innovation, productivity and linkages

01 Dec 15  News
The following reports were prepared as part of a regional assessment of the manufacturing sector in Eastern Africa commissioned by the East Africa Resource Center (EARC) of the Afr...
Lesotho – where to?

Lesotho – where to?

27 Nov 15  Publications
The objective of this paper is to provide a background to Lesotho’s economic and trade policies with a particular emphasis on future directions for the Mountain Kingdom. For this...

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