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African Economic Outlook 2014

Global Value Chains and Africa's Industrialisation

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The African Economic Outlook 2014 analyses the continent’s growing role in the world economy and predicts two-year macroeconomic prospects. It details the performance of African economies in crucial areas: growth, financing, trade policies and regional integration, human development, and governance.

Country notes now cover all 54 African countries. They summarise recent economic growth, forecast gross domestic product for 2014 and 2015, and highlight the main policy issues facing each country. A statistical annex compares country-specific economic, social and political variables.

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How ready is Africa for global value chains: A sector perspective

OECD Development Centre

Integrating into global value chains and upgrading within them depends on country-specific and value chain-specific factors. Taking this into account, this chapter examines value chains in agriculture, manufacturing and services in Africa. Lead firms play an important role in increasing domestic capacity to participate in global value chains, while regional and emerging markets may be more accessible for African producers and create opportunities for more value added.

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