Economic Report on Africa 2015

Industrializing Through Trade

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This report examines and provides analysis on the critical elements of effectively fostering industrialisation and hence structural transformation based on extensive review of experience with industrialised countries and Africa’s post-independence attempt at industrialisation. Ten country case studies were also conducted to shed light on industrialising through trade. The findings from this exercise inform the policy recommendations contained in this report.

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The Economic Report on Africa 2015, a publication of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), was prepared under the leadership of Carlos Lopes, ECA’s Executive Secretary, with the active involvement of Abdalla Hamdok, Deputy Executive Secretary of ECA. The report team benefited from the guidance and supervision of Adam Elhiraika, Director of Macroeconomic Policy Division, ECA, Stephen N. Karingi, Director, Regional Integration and Trade Division, ECA, and Takyiwaa Manuh, Director, Social Development Policy Division.

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