Light Manufacturing in Africa : Targeted Policies to Enhance Private Investment and Create Jobs

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/5995
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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2150
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Africa Development Forum
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Dinh, Hinh T.
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Palmade, Vincent
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Chandra, Vandana
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Cossar, Frances
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2012-03-19T08:44:25Z
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2012-03-19T08:44:25Z
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2012-02-21
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2021-04-23T14:02:00Z
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The World Bank's strategy for Africa's future recognizes the central importance of industrialization in Sub-Saharan Africa, and the consequent creation of productive jobs for Africans, which have long been a preoccupation of African leaders and policy makers. This book represents an attempt to address these issues. The book stresses that, while the recent turnaround in Africa's economic growth is encouraging, this growth must be accompanied by structural transformation to be sustainable and to create productive employment for its people. For many African countries, this transformation involves lifting workers from low-productivity agriculture and informal sectors into higher productivity activities. Light manufacturing can offer a viable solution for Sub-Saharan Africa, given its potential competitiveness that is based on low wage costs and abundance of natural resources that supply raw materials needed for industries. This study has five features that distinguish it from previous studies. First, the detailed studies on light manufacturing at the subsector and product levels in five countries provide in-depth cost comparisons between Asia and Africa. Second, building on a growing body of work, the report uses a wide array of quantitative and qualitative techniques, including quantitative surveys and value chain analysis, to identify key constraints to enterprises and to evaluate differences in firm performance across countries. Third, the findings that firm constraints vary by country, sector, and firm size led us to adopt a targeted approach to identifying constraints and combining market-based measures and selected government interventions to remove them. Fourth, the solution to light manufacturing problems cuts across many sectors and does not lie only in manufacturing alone. Solving the problem of manufacturing inputs requires solving specific issues in agriculture, education, and infrastructure. Fifth, the report draws on experiences and solutions from other developing countries to inform its recommendations. The report's goal is to find practical ways to increase employment and spur job creation in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/main?menuPK=64187510&pagePK=64193027&piPK=64187937&theSitePK=523679&menuPK=64187510&searchMenuPK=64187283&siteName=WDS&entityID=000333037_20120229234259
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978-0-8213-8961-4
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/2245
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English
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World Bank
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Africa Development Forum
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
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ACCOUNTABILITY
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AGRICULTURE
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ANALYTICAL APPROACH
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ARABLE LAND
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AUTOMOBILES
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BANK LOANS
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BANKS
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BARGAINING
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BARGAINING POWER
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BENCHMARK
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BENCHMARKING
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BENCHMARKS
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BENEFIT ANALYSIS
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BORROWING
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BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
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BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTS
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BUSINESS REGULATIONS
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BUSINESS STRATEGY
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CAPITAL REQUIREMENTS
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CARBON
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CERTIFICATE
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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
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CLIMATIC CONDITIONS
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COMMODITIES
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COMMODITY
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COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGE
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COMPETITIVENESS
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CONNECTIVITY
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COPYRIGHT
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COST OF LIVING
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COUNTRY COMPARISONS
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CUSTOMS
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DEBT
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DEMONSTRATION EFFECTS
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DEPOSITS
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DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS
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E-MAIL
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ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
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ECONOMIC CONDITIONS
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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
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ECONOMIC GROWTH
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ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE
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ECONOMIC STRUCTURE
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ECONOMIES OF SCALE
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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ENTERPRISE SURVEY
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ENTERPRISE SURVEYS
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ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS
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ENVIRONMENTS
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EQUIPMENT
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EXPLOITATION
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EXPORT GROWTH
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EXPORT MARKET
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EXPORT MARKETS
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EXPORT OPPORTUNITIES
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EXPORTS
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FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
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FINANCIAL SUPPORT
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FISCAL POLICIES
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FISHING
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FIXED PRICES
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FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT
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FOREIGN EXCHANGE
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FOREIGN INVESTMENTS
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FUTURE STUDIES
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GDP
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GDP PER CAPITA
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GLOBAL ECONOMY
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GLOBAL MARKET
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GLOBAL MARKETS
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GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION
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GOVERNMENT POLICY
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GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT
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HOUSING
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HUMAN RESOURCE
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IMPORT TARIFFS
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INCOME
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INDUSTRIAL BASE
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INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT
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INDUSTRIAL ECONOMY
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INDUSTRIAL STRUCTURE
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INDUSTRIALIZATION
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INEXPERIENCED WORKERS
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INFLATION
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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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INNOVATION
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INPUT PRICES
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INSPECTION
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INSTITUTION
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INSURANCE
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JOB CREATION
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LABOR COSTS
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LABOR DISPUTES
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LABOR EFFICIENCY
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LABOR FORCE
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LABOR LEGISLATION
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LABOR PRODUCTIVITY
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LABOR RELATIONS
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LAND PRICES
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LAND USE
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LAWS
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LEGISLATION
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LICENSES
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LIMITED ACCESS
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LOCAL GOVERNMENT
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LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
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LOGGING
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MACROECONOMIC STABILITY
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MANAGERIAL SKILLS
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MANUFACTURING
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MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES
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MARKET INFORMATION
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MARKET LIBERALIZATION
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MARKET SHARE
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MARKETING
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MATERIAL
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MEDIUM ENTERPRISES
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METALS
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MIGRATION
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MONOPOLIES
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NATURAL RESOURCES
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NEW ENTRANTS
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OCCUPATIONS
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OIL
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ONE-STOP SHOPS
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OPEN ECONOMIES
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OUTPUTS
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PAYOUTS
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PDF
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PENALTIES
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PENSION PLANS
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PER CAPITA INCOME
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PHOTO
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PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE
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POLICY MAKERS
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POLITICAL ECONOMY
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PRICE CONTROLS
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PRIVATE INVESTMENT
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PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS
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PRIVATE SECTOR
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PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT
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PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENTS
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PRODUCERS
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PRODUCTION COSTS
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PRODUCTIVITY
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PRODUCTIVITY GROWTH
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PROVEN RESERVES
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PURCHASING POWER
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QUALITY MANAGEMENT
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QUERIES
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RENT SEEKING
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RESULT
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RESULTS
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RETAIL TRADE
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SAFETY
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SAFETY NET
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SAFETY NETS
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SAVINGS
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SEARCH
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SKILLED LABOR
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SKILLED WORKERS
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SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
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STRUCTURAL CHANGE
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SUBSIDIARY
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SUPERVISION
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SUPPLIERS
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SUPPLY CHAIN
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SUSTAINABLE GROWTH
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TAX REVENUE
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TAX REVENUES
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TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
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TECHNICAL SKILLS
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TECHNICAL SUPPORT
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TECHNICAL TRAINING
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TELECOMMUNICATIONS
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TELEPHONE
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TIMBER
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TIME FRAME
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TRADE LIBERALIZATION
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TRAINING COSTS
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TRANSACTION
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TRANSACTION COSTS
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TRANSPORT
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UNEMPLOYMENT
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UNSKILLED WORKERS
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USES
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VALUE ADDED
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VALUE CHAIN
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VALUE CHAINS
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WAGE RATES
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WAGES
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WAN
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WEB
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WILLINGNESS TO PAY
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Light Manufacturing in Africa : Targeted Policies to Enhance Private Investment and Create Jobs
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Jobs
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2012-02-21
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Publications & Research :: Publication
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Publications & Research :: Publication
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/main?menuPK=64187510&pagePK=64193027&piPK=64187937&theSitePK=523679&menuPK=64187510&searchMenuPK=64187283&siteName=WDS&entityID=000333037_20120229234259
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Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management
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Social Protection and Labor
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Environment and Natural Resources
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Finance and Markets
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Transport and ICT
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Trade and Competitiveness
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yes
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10.1596/978-0-8213-8961-4
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000333037_20120229234259
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15879733
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67209
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en
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fr
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2012/02/29/000333037_20120229234259/Rendered/PDF/672090PUB0EPI0067844B09780821389614.pdf
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Academic Peer Review
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Africa
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Private Sector Development :: E-Business
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Social Protections and Labor :: Labor Policies
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Finance and Financial Sector Development :: Banks & Banking Reform
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Economic Theory & Research
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Environment :: Environmental Economics & Policies
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AFT: Sustainable Dev Fr. Office (AFTSN)
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