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Industries without Smokestacks: Industrialization in Africa Reconsidered
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Industries without Smokestacks: Industrialization in Africa Reconsidered (Hardback)

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By 2030 more than three quarters of the world's absolute poor are projected to live in Africa. Accelerating economic growth is key to rising incomes on the continent, and central to this challenge is establishing activities that are capable of employing large numbers of unskilled workers, that can raise productivity through innovation, and that can power growth through exports. Such structural transformation is a key driver of growth, and between 1950-1996 about half

of the economic catch-up by developing countries (led by East Asia) was due to rising productivity in manufacturing combined with growing agricultural output. Africa, however, has lagged behind.



In 2014, the average share of manufacturing in GDP in sub-Saharan Africa hovered around 10 per cent, unchanged from the 1970s, leading some observers to be pessimistic about Africa's potential to catch the wave of sustained rapid growth and rising incomes. Industries Without Smokestacks: Industrialization in Africa Reconsidered challenges this view. It argues that other activities sharing the characteristics of manufacturing- including tourism, ICT, and other services as well as food

processing and horticulture- are beginning to play a role analogous to that played by manufacturing in East Asia. This reflects not only changes in the global organization of industries since the early era of rapid East Asian growth, but also advantages unique to Africa. These 'industries without smokestacks'

offer new opportunities for Africa to grow in coming decades.

BusinessEconomicsDevelopment economicsBusinessIndustry & industrial studiesManufacturing industriesBusinessIndustry & industrial studiesService industries Publisher: Oxford University Press Publication Date: 07/11/2018 ISBN-13: 9780198821885  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Richard Newfarmer is Country Director for Rwanda and Uganda at the International Growth Centre (a joint venture of Oxford University and the London School of Economics). He a Member of the Advisory Board for the WTO Chairs Program, and consults with international organizations, including the World Bank, the OECD, and the International Trade Centre. He was the World Bank's Special Representative to the World Trade Organization, and served as a lead economist in Latin America, East Asia, and the research department. He has authored numerous articles and books on trade and foreign investment, recently co-authoring Trade in Zimbabwe, and Trade and Employment in a Fast Changing World for the OECD. John Page is a Senior Fellow in the Global Economy and Development Program at the Brookings Institution and a Non-resident Senior Fellow of the UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER). He is also visiting professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo, Japan and a Research Associate of the Centre for the Study of African Economies at Oxford University. From 1980 to 2008 he was at the World Bank where his senior positions included: Director, Poverty Reduction, Director, Economic Policy, and Chief Economist, Africa. He is the author of several books and more than 100 published papers on economic development. Finn Tarp is Director of UNU-WIDER and Professor of Development Economics at the University of Copenhagen. He has some 38 years of experience in academic and applied development economics research, teaching and policy analysis; and his field experience covers more than 20 years of in-country assignments in 35 countries across the developing world, including many years of work in Viet Nam. Finn Tarp has published widely in leading international academic journals alongside a series of books, and he is a member of the World Bank Chief Economist's Council of Eminent Persons. He has been awarded Vietnamese Government Medals of Honour for 'Support to the Planning and Investment System' and the 'Cause of Science and Technology'.

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