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Macroeconomic policies: The missing link in African industrialization strategies?

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Jul 26, 2013

African countries and their leaders are increasingly waking up to the imperative of diversifiying their production structures. But, just as macroeconomic indicators have improved, the structure of production has become more concentrated. How can that be explained?

paper co-written by Center of Concern staff Aldo Caliari  sets out to argue that macroeconomic policies are the missing link in African industrialization strategies. The paper was delivered at the conference  "Learning to Compete: Industrial Development and Policy in Africa", organized in Helsinki by the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research on June 24-25 2013.