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Author Bonaglia, Federico ♦ Fukasaku, Kiichiro
Source OECD iLibrary
Content type Text
Publisher OECD Publishing
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Political science ♦ International relations ♦ Economics ♦ Microeconomics & related topics
Subject Keyword Development ♦ Trade
Abstract The trade analysis and firm surveys conducted in several African countries in this study highlight an apparent mismatch between government policies and exporters’ needs in the provision and use of trade support services. While acknowledging the weaknesses of firms in these countries, the study does present evidence confirming the existence of a wide array of policy options for increasing business competitiveness and reducing dependence on primary commodities. Successful upgrading and diversification, however, require not only a right set of macroeconomic and structural policies, but also a substantial change in the policy-making process. A major governance problem undermines the implementation of a successful "business plan" for export diversification in these countries: the lack of involvement of private sector and civil society in policy formulation.
Learning Resource Type Book
Publisher Date 2002-11-13
e-ISBN 9789264099609
Page Count 180


Source: OECD iLibrary