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Policies to Promote Competitiveness in Manufacturing in Sub-Saharan Africa

Policies to Promote Competitiveness in Manufacturing in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 August 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9789264187054.071

ISBN: 9789264187054

Keywords: manufactured exports, export performance, industry trade, exporters, tfp

The papers in this volume address three important issues: the role ofexchange-rate policy in enhancing the competitiveness of African manufactured exports; the steps that can be taken to improve production efficien...

Beyond Adjustment
			: The Asian Experience

Beyond Adjustment : The Asian Experience »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1988

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557750006.071

ISBN: 9781557750006

Keywords: public enterprise, public enterprises, export promotion, export performance, balance of payments

This book, edited by Paul Streeten, examines the ends and means of adjustment, aspects of trade policy, and lessons from the experience of South and East Asia, as well as comparing the debt situations of Asian and...

Epilogue Promoting Competitiveness in Manufacturing: A Continuing Challenge for Improving Sub-Saharan Africa’s Integration into the Global Economy

Epilogue Promoting Competitiveness in Manufacturing: A Continuing Challenge for Improving Sub-Saharan Africa’s Integration into the Global Economy »

Source: Policies to Promote Competitiveness in Manufacturing in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 August 2001

ISBN: 9789264187054

Keywords: manufactured exports, export performance, industry trade, exporters, tfp

When the conference which led to this book was held in the autumn of 1998, sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) was already experiencing the fallout from the 1997-98 financial crises. The rippl...

Chapter 1 Promoting Competitiveness in Manufacturing in Sub-Saharan Africa

Chapter 1 Promoting Competitiveness in Manufacturing in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Policies to Promote Competitiveness in Manufacturing in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 August 2001

ISBN: 9789264187054

Keywords: manufactured exports, export performance, industry trade, exporters, tfp

Can Africa ever hope to have comparative advantage in manufactured exports? This question, posed in the following chapter, becomes a theme that reverberates throughout this volume....

Chapter 2 Can Africa Export Manufactures? Endowments, Exchange Rates and Transaction Costs

Chapter 2 Can Africa Export Manufactures? Endowments, Exchange Rates and Transaction Costs »

Source: Policies to Promote Competitiveness in Manufacturing in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 August 2001

ISBN: 9789264187054

Keywords: manufactured exports, export performance, industry trade, exporters, tfp

Introduction The key issue of how sub-Saharan Africa might build a strong comparative advantage in exports, especially of labour-intensive manufactures, preoccupies current debates o...

Chapter 3 Kenya’s Recent Exchange-Rate Policy and Manufactured Export Performance

Chapter 3 Kenya’s Recent Exchange-Rate Policy and Manufactured Export Performance »

Source: Policies to Promote Competitiveness in Manufacturing in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 August 2001

ISBN: 9789264187054

Keywords: manufactured exports, export performance, industry trade, exporters, tfp

Trade liberalisation has formed a major component of the several structural adjustment programmes that Kenya has implemented since the mid-1970s. It has involved a reduction in tari...

Chapter 4 Structural Factors Affecting Manufacturing Competitiveness: Comparative Results from Cameroon, Côte d’lvoire, Nigeria and Senegal

Chapter 4 Structural Factors Affecting Manufacturing Competitiveness: Comparative Results from Cameroon, Côte d’lvoire, Nigeria and Senegal »

Source: Policies to Promote Competitiveness in Manufacturing in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 August 2001

ISBN: 9789264187054

Keywords: manufactured exports, export performance, industry trade, exporters, tfp

The economic situation of sub-Saharan Africa has improved markedly in recent years. Increased stability—macroeconomic and political—and market liberalisation in many countries enhan...

Chapter 5 The Role of Trade in Technology Diffusion

Chapter 5 The Role of Trade in Technology Diffusion »

Source: Policies to Promote Competitiveness in Manufacturing in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 August 2001

ISBN: 9789264187054

Keywords: manufactured exports, export performance, industry trade, exporters, tfp

Trade is considered a major channel of international technology transfer. This chapter investigates its role in transferring technology from industrial to developing countries...

Chapter 6 Competitiveness and Foreign Direct Investment in Africa

Chapter 6 Competitiveness and Foreign Direct Investment in Africa »

Source: Policies to Promote Competitiveness in Manufacturing in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 August 2001

ISBN: 9789264187054

Keywords: manufactured exports, export performance, industry trade, exporters, tfp

What Are Competitiveness Rankings? The term “competitiveness” causes many academics some discomfort, piques the attention of policymakers and assumes near-mantra status in much of th...

Chapter 7 Exporting and Efficiency in African Manufacturing

Chapter 7 Exporting and Efficiency in African Manufacturing »

Source: Policies to Promote Competitiveness in Manufacturing in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 August 2001

ISBN: 9789264187054

Keywords: manufactured exports, export performance, industry trade, exporters, tfp

The many cross-country studies of the determinants of growth in Africa undertaken in the last few years typically conclude that the inward orientation of African countries has been...