Past event

Research Event

Dynamic Industrial Policy In Africa

Chatham House, London

Africa Programme, Economic Growth and Investment

Event documents

Meeting Summary
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Participants

Dr Adam Elhiraika, Director, Macroeconomic Policy Division, UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
Veronica Kalema, Head of Africa Credit Strategy, Nedbank Capital
Chair: Alex Vines, Research Director, Area Studies and International Law; Head, Africa Programme, Chatham House

Overview

Africa’s strong economic growth set against a subdued global market has been impressive. But sustainable inclusive growth that will generate jobs over the long term and reduce the threat from external commodity shocks requires increased industrialization. This would create employment and improve livelihoods but is dependent on a policy shift and successful reforms to enable the development of manufacturing. 

This event will launch the 2014 UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) report Dynamic Industrial Policy in Africa which calls on the continent’s governments to re-focus their development strategies on industrialization through the formulation and implementation of effective industrial policy.