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Industrial policy for the 21st century – the challenge for Africa

Massive Open Online Course
Join UNU-WIDER's inaugural Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), available online, for free!

According to The World Bank, Africa’s working-age population is expected to increase by nearly 70% by 2035. Without industrialization to create jobs, it will be difficult to achieve sustainable development. While manufacturing led to rapid industrialization in East Asian countries, there is doubt that it can have the same effect in Africa. The question is, if not through manufacturing, how can Africa promote economic growth?

In this course from UNU-WIDER, brought to you via the SDG Academy, you will hear from senior researcher John Page and other leading voices in development economics about the range of activities known as ‘industries without smokestacks’, and learn how industrial policy that promotes the growth of these industries presents a win-win scenario for economic development in Africa.

 

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Seminar
Industry in Africa John Page on Industrialization in Africa
12 September 2018
UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6A, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Lecture
John Page on natural resources and industrialization

On 30 November, John Page will give a presentation on natural resources and industrialization at an event co-organized by UONGOZI and UNU-WIDER at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. This event is part of a series of lectures delivered by...

30 November 2018
University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Past event
Lecture
© World Bank John Page on industrial policy
4 December 2018
African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Nairobi, Kenya
Past event
Lecture
© World Bank John Page on industries without smokestacks
19 November 2018
United Nations Headquarters , New York, United States
Past event
Lecture
John Page on the drivers of industrial location

On 30 October, John Page gives a presentation on the drivers of industrial location at the London School of Economics . This event is part of a series of lectures delivered by Brookings Institution Senior Fellow and UNU-WIDER Non-Resident Senior...

30 October 2018
London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton St, London, United Kingdom
Past event
Lecture
John Page on growth, structural change and industry
29 October 2018
Department for International Development, 22 Whitehall, Westminster, London, United Kingdom
Past event