A survey of the state of industry in sub-Saharan Africa. It examines claims that Africa is de-industrializing, focusing on the challenge for economic policy to fund ways to reverse this trend.
Introduction - Africa and industrial development, John Weiss; Africa's comparative advantage, Paul Collier; manufacturing microenterprises as import substituting industries, Walter Elkan; the concept of "infant industry" in a sub-Saharan African context, Michael Tribe; lessons for sub-Saharan Africa from the experience of East Asia - SADC and ASEAN compared, Mark Hiley; a review of recent manufacturing sector development in sub-Saharan Africa, Michael Tribe; the de-industrialisation hypothesis, structural adjustment programmes and the sub-Saharan dimension, Farhad Noorbakhsh and Alberto Paloni; de-industrialisation in sub-Saharan Africa - myth or crisis? Hossein Jalilian and John Weiss; equipment and non-equipment private investment - their nexus with economic growth, based on solow model, Hossein Jalilian and M.O. Odedukun; the European investment bank as a financial wholesaler - two decades of lending to African industry, Stephen McCarthy; how do South African firms respond to trade policy reform? Michael Kaplinsky and Mike Norris; developing African exports - the case of Nigeria, John T. Thoburn; ownership and export performance in Tanzanian enterprises, Louise Grenier, Andrew McKay and Oliver Morrissey; transport costs and protection for Ugandan industry, Nichodemus Rudaheranwa; regional integration in southern Africa, David Evans.
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