Month: Jul 2013

new technologies

Global value chains. Africa factory floor world

In order to significantly transform the economies of Africa from the current low-income level to middle-income status, value must be added to Africa’s large reservoir of natural and agricultural resources through processing and manufacturing activities – implicit in the transition process from predominantly agrarian to industrial economies. It is a fact that Africa‚Äôs recent relatively …

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cape verde

Cape Verde development trajectory; a lesson for Africa

Cape Verde is a real African success story. In the space of 30 years, from 1982 to 2012, per capita income in Cape Verde has increased by a factor of 3.5 in real terms. This gives an idea of the formidable achievements of this small nation, which have been eloquently mentioned by other authors. Instead …

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