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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).


Jobs: A Tough Time to Be Young in Africa

GREAT insights magazine | Published on 21-02-2014

Jan Rieländer | Henri-Bernard Solignac-Lecomte

Africa’s youth will double from today’s 200 million to 400 million in 2045. Where will they find jobs? Even if we assume that economic growth remains ...


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.


Editorial: From Growth to Transformation - What Role for the Extractive Sector?

GREAT insights magazine | Published on 01-02-2013

Henri-Bernard Solignac-Lecomte | Antonio Pedro

The forthcoming African Economic Outlook 2013 focuses on an issue high on the agenda of African policymakers, namely fostering structural transformation from natural resources in Africa. The report will focus notably on the management of resources and the expectations they create, the potential for strategic diversification and linkages that can be developed to transform resources into long-term, sustainable and inclusive development.