Africa’s industrialisation: reversing the decline | Event | Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
But there are also some positive signs. Manufacturing production has been increasing faster in Sub-Saharan Africa than in the rest of the world, and it now makes up a greater share in world manufacturing than fifteen years ago. Recently, several Asian firms have set up new manufacturing operations in African special economic zones such as in Ethiopia.
John Page joins a panel of experts to explore the challenges and prospects for industrialisation in Africa.The panel will discuss what caused the lack of industrialisation in sub-Saharan Africa and what can be done to improve it.
ODI has undertaken research on industrialisation in the context of a project with JICA on the role of Kaizen and through the SET Programme.