Transformative Industrial Policy for Africa

Transformative Industrial Policy for Africa

African countries are in the process of upgrading and promoting the development of higher-productivity sectors, including manufacturing and high-end services. One of the key elements is the need to expand the industrial sector, which provides opportunities for employment generation, integration and value addition for boosting export earnings and income generation.

This specialized report is intended as a contribution to the thinking process of how to conceptualize and implement transformative industrial policies. It aims to serve as a guide for supporting member states and provide concrete strategies for the integration of industrial policies into national development plans across the continent.

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Front Matter

About the report

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: From ‘African growth tragedy’ to ‘Africa rising’ - Debunking the myths

Chapter 3: Theoretical perspectives on industrial policy

Chapter 4: Experiences of industrial policy in the past and the present

Chapter 5: Industrial policy for Africa in the new global environment

Chapter 6: Summary and Conclusion