A new issue of The Takeaway explores the role manufacturing can play in boosting productivity growth and job creation in sub-Saharan Africa.
The most recent issue of The Takeaway reports on a fundamental development challenge in sub-Saharan Africa—productivity growth and job creation—a challenge highlighted by the region’s high underemployment and informal employment and growing population. The policy brief describes why manufacturing should be a focal point and the most effective policies to support it.
You can read about it in “Manufacturing Productivity Growth and Job Creation in Sub-Saharan Africa.” The author, Dr. Kaleb Abreha, is a post-doctoral researcher at the Mosbacher Institute who studies industrialization and economic transformation. The Takeaway is a publication of the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy at the Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University.