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Macroeconomic policies: The missing link in African industrialization strategies?

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Jul 26, 2013

Macroeconomic policies: The missing link in African industrialization strategies?

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.

RBW submits inputs into evaluation of IMF role on trade (June 2008)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Jun 18, 2008

RBW submits inputs into evaluation of IMF role on trade (June 2008)

The Independetn Evaluation Office of the IMF will be carrying out an evaluation of the IMF Approach to International Trade Policy Issues.

RBW and the Bank Information Center, working together with other organizations, submitted comments on the draft issues paper.

Click here for the Comments submitted.

Click here for the Final Issues Paper for the Evaluation.

Structural Adjustment, Trade Liberalization and Women's Enjoyment of Their Economic and Social Rights

Global Women's Project | Mon, Feb 21, 2000

Structural Adjustment, Trade Liberalization and Women's Enjoyment of Their Economic and Social Rights

"In the current political and social climate of extreme market liberalism, trade liberalism and corporatism there is even greater danger of the further marginalization of economic and social rights. This is because policy makers and their economic advisers who have succumbed to the neoliberal paradigm with its emphasis on the free market, free trade and a pecuniary notion of competition, promote growth and efficiency over social development and equity."