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Working Paper
Does aid to the productive sectors cause manufacturing sector growth in Africa?

In recent decades, Africa has received a large share of official development assistance compared to other regions of the world...

Aid Production Growth
Working Paper
Industrialization in developing countries: is it related to poverty reduction?

This paper proposes an empirical framework that relates poverty reduction to production growth...

Poverty Production Growth
Working Paper
Employment effects of joining global production networks: Does domestic value added matter?

Is the emphasis placed in trade and industry policy-making in developing countries on the share of domestic value-added (‘value-added ratio’) in exports consistent with the objective of achieving economic development through an export-ori...

global production networks value added Exports
Research Brief
Unlocking a regional plastics value chain between Mozambique and South Africa: Natural gas as a key

Plastics are universal and integrated into different sectors of the economy...

Feedstocks Polymers Plastic
Working Paper
Agricultural input subsidy and farmers outcomes in Tanzania

This paper examines the impact of the government input subsidy—the National Agriculture Input Voucher—on farmers’ production and welfare in Tanzania as well as the factors that influence agricultural production in the country...

Difference-in-differences Subsidies Production
Working Paper
Future-proofing the plastics value chain in Southern Africa

Plastics are ubiquitous across the region and play an important role in multiple industries. Most plastic products are based on a value chain that is grounded in petroleum refining, posing an environmental challenge...

Feedstocks Polymers Plastic
Working Paper
Exploring the potential for growth and trade in fruit and oilseed-to-edible oils value chains following political shifts in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s persistent economic challenges since the early 1990s have been largely attributed to unpopular political decisions at the expense of building productive capacity in different sectors of the economy...

Agriculture Edible oils Oilseeds
Made in Africa – the future of production on the continent

The international community has a new set of development goals. They reflect Africa’s aspirations much more closely than the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) they replaced...

Production Manufacturing Industrial development
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