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Tag: Manufacturing

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...
Kenya launches Priority Manufacturing Sector reports to stimulate Kenya’s economy

Kenya launches Priority Manufacturing Sector reports to stimulate Kenya’s economy

26 Oct 15  News
The Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development in partnership with World Bank and manufacturing sector stakeholders have launched the Priority Manufacturing sector, v...
Kenya unveils blueprint to revive industrial and manufacturing sector

Kenya unveils blueprint to revive industrial and manufacturing sector

17 Sep 15  News
Kenya has unveiled its first-ever blueprint to revive its manufacturing and industrial exports sector.  The decade-long plan, aptly christened Kenya’s Industrial Transforma...
1st East African Manufacturing Business Summit: Resolutions on Manufacturing

1st East African Manufacturing Business Summit: Resolutions on Manufacturing

03 Sep 15  News
THE KAMPALA RESOLUTIONS ON MANUFACTURING 1. The 1st Manufacturing Business Summit was held in Kampala Uganda at Speke Resort, Munyonyo on 1-2 September 2015. The Business sum...
Promoting manufacturing competitiveness in COMESA: Towards the establishment of a framework for combating illicit trade

Promoting manufacturing competitiveness in COMESA: Towards the establishment of a framework for combating illicit trade

11 Aug 15  News
Illicit trade is a global menace that seriously affects both the public and private sectors within the COMESA region and all other parts of the world. It undermines the concept of ...
Better trade logistics could jump-start Africa’s light manufacturing industry

Better trade logistics could jump-start Africa’s light manufacturing industry

16 Jul 15  News
Labor-intensive, light manufacturing industries led the economic transformation of some of the most successful developing countries in the world, including China and Vietnam. In Su...
Ethiopia Economic Update: A flourishing manufacturing industry will help more Ethiopians

Ethiopia Economic Update: A flourishing manufacturing industry will help more Ethiopians

09 Jul 15  News
The Ethiopian economy has continued a remarkable expansion with the gross domestic product (GDP) growing by an average 10.9% in the past decade, compared to a 5.4% average througho...
Manufacturing, tourism hurt growth

Manufacturing, tourism hurt growth

08 Jul 15  News
Continued poor performance of manufacturing and tourism industries could derail Kenya’s plans of attaining over 6.5 per cent growth this year. The two sectors were the onl...
Trade and Industry working on accelerating manufacturing

Trade and Industry working on accelerating manufacturing

28 Oct 14  News
The Ministry of Trade and Industry is in the process of developing the first set of sector growth strategies as part of an industrial policy implementation strategy to accelerate m...
Diamond manufacturing reaches saturation

Diamond manufacturing reaches saturation

09 Jul 14  News
High labour costs in Botswana’s fledging diamond cutting and polishing companies is threatening the expansion of the industry, with government unlikely to issue more licences due...
Manufacturing pharmaceuticals: An untapped opportunity

Manufacturing pharmaceuticals: An untapped opportunity

27 Jun 14  News
Ever since the high tech generic drug production facility, Cinpharm-Cameroon, was set up, it is relatively easier for Cameroonians to have access to medicines. Now a low wage earne...
Africa’s clothing trade – trading less amongst ourselves than with other partners?

Africa’s clothing trade – trading less amongst ourselves than with other partners?

25 Jun 14  Publications
Much of the focus for African industrialisation must be on the clothing sector, as this is the classic low-tech and low-wage sector for an industrial base to assist an economy with...
Global manufacturing recovering but growth prospects for developing and emerging industrial economies remain fragile

Global manufacturing recovering but growth prospects for developing and emerging industrial economies remain fragile

13 Jun 14  News
World manufacturing has entered a phase of steady growth after a prolonged period of recession. Global manufacturing output rose 5.1 per cent in the first quarter of 2014, the high...
Africa: Minerals for manufacturing – Towards a bolder China strategy

Africa: Minerals for manufacturing – Towards a bolder China strategy

03 Jun 14  News
Alongside its rise as a dynamic global economy, China has become a key partner to sub-Saharan Africa. An emerging pattern in China’s growing share of African trade [totaling nea...
Made in Africa: Is manufacturing taking off on the continent?

Made in Africa: Is manufacturing taking off on the continent?

30 May 14  News
Several African countries have enjoyed economic growth in recent years – but there are fears that a failure to develop manufacturing could prove to be costly. “Made in China...
Manufacturing, intra-African trade critical for inclusive growth in Africa

Manufacturing, intra-African trade critical for inclusive growth in Africa

13 May 14  News
Africa's economic growth has been tremendous over the past decade with seven of ten of the world's fastest-growing countries coming from the continent, according to the United Nati...
Industrial policy in Southern African regional integration and development

Industrial policy in Southern African regional integration and development

09 May 14  Publications
This paper builds on the theme of regional industrial policy addressed in a number of recent tralac Working Papers and Trade Briefs (McCarthy 2013; Sandrey 2012 and 2013; Wool...
Governments urged to direct resources in manufacturing to create jobs and reduce poverty

Governments urged to direct resources in manufacturing to create jobs and reduce poverty

28 Mar 14  News
African countries need to channel their resources to activities in industry, manufacturing and modern services in order to create more employment and improve the welfare of vulnera...
Assessing South Africa’s trading relationship with China

Assessing South Africa’s trading relationship with China

12 Dec 13  Publications
The Economist (2013), in its usual succinct manner, sums up the African trading position as follows: “Africa is a continent rich in minerals and oil. China has an economy th...
What we know and don’t know about trade with Africa

What we know and don’t know about trade with Africa

19 Nov 13  News
A new report could shed light on whether efforts to develop African economies are doing any good. On September 30, United States Trade Representative Michael Froman wrote a letter...

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