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Structural Transformation and Industrial Policies


Africa’s Industrialization through Green Growth

The green economy may be in the way of Africa’s industrialization even if some of the continent’s industries are still grappling with efficient use of energy issues related to climate change.

These were the conclusions of some of the papers on Structural Transformation and Industrial Policies presented at the African Economic Conference, which went into its second day in Addis Ababa. Read more


Chair: Désiré Vencatachellum, Director, Development Research Department, African Development Bank

Paper 2 - Does Green Investment raise Productivity? - Salifou Issoufou and Nama Outtara, Universite Paris 11, France

  •  Discussant: Adam El-Hiraika, Chief, Macreconomic Analysis Section, EDND, UNECA

Paper 3 - Credit Constraints and Entrepreneurship in Africa: The Impact of Policies - Mina Baliamoune, Zuzana Brixiova and Leonce Ndikumana, University of North Florida, USA / UNDP / University of Massachusetts, USA

  •  Discussant: Luc-Joel Gregoire, Economic Advisor, UNDP Country Office, Mali

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