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Are Global Value Chains Good News for Africa’s Industrialisation?

GREAT insights magazine | Published on 08-05-2014

Pedro Conceiçao | Jan Rieländer | Abebe Shimeles | Henri-Bernard Solignac-Lecomte

International trade is changing. Modern communication technologies and falling transport costs have led to the emergence of global value chains (GVCs).


Bridging africa’s Transformation Gap

GREAT insights magazine | Published on 01-02-2013

Jan Rieländer | Abebe Shimeles | Henri-Bernard Solignac-Lecomte

Last year’s edition of the African Economic Outlook (AEO) on Promoting Youth Employment showed that, despite steady growth, Africa’s capacity to offer economic and social opportunities to its younger generation has been falling short of its demographic dynamism: African economies today are facing no less than the formidable challenge of creating more and better jobs, not just by sustaining the pace of growth, but by making it more inclusive.