Month: Feb 2014

manufacturing

Busting the myths about industrialization in Africa

Africa’s need to aggressively pursue the industrialization path has become more compelling in light of the need to sustain current growth standards. With carefully developed backward and forward linkages, industrialization has the potential to diversify economies and reduce exposure to external shocks. We at ECA are working the case for industrialization and we do not …

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Creating sustainable development : Avoiding the cappuccino approach

Grappling with goals for sustainable development is not only a demanding task but also a big challenge. Sustainable development seeks to achieve social and economic progress in ways that will not exhaust the earth’s natural resources. The world’s resources are finite, and growth that is unmanaged and un-sustained will lead to deteriorating conditions for all.  …

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