Show simple item record

Show simple item record

 

Show simple item record

dc.description.abstractA diagnostic study of the African economic structure reveals that Africa’s growth acceleration in recent years has not been associated with economic structural transformation. In general, the agriculture sector is still a major employer of the majority of the labour force albeit representing a small share of its value-added in total GDP. The service sector is the largest sector in GDP and in total employment for most African countries. This leaves only a few countries, in which the industry sector plays the role as the largest sector in output, but not in employment. Specifically, productivity in the agriculture sector is still relatively low. Among the four stages used to categorise the state of development in agriculture, i.e. the ‘beginning’, ‘agricultural surplus’, ‘integration’, and ‘industrialisation’, most African countries are at the beginning phase and only a few in the agricultural surplus phase. In the industry sector, along the inverted U-shape curve representing the two phases in the process of industrialization, the ‘industrialisation’ and ‘deindustrialization’ phases, the majority of African countries are in the stage of being ‘not industrialised’ with the exception of only two countries which are in the industrialised but not the deindustrialised stage. The service sector is dominated by traditional rather than modern services. Between the ‘two waves’ of the service sector, most countries are still in the first (‘traditional’) wave of the development of the service sector and have not started the second (‘modern’) wave. African countries have lacked industrialisation up until the most recent decade. The new ICT era, and globalization with foreign direct investment and global supply and value chains, have made the industrialisation process faster and easier than before and brought the opportunity for African countries to quickly catch up with the latest technology, and modern management knowledge and skills. Governments have more important roles to play in identifying proper and relevant industrial policies.en
dc.titleAfrican economic structural transformation: a diagnostic analysisen
ags.descriptionNotesIncludes bibliographical references.en
ags.publisherPlaceDakar :en
ags.publisherNameCODESRIA & ECA,en
ags.citationTitleJournal of African Transformation (Reflections on Policy and Practice Volume)en
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-25T08:06:50Z
dc.date.available2016-07-25T08:06:50Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn2411–5002
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10855/23252
dc.format.extent1-22 p. :ill.
dc.languageeng
dc.typeArticle
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::DEVELOPPEMENT ECONOMIQUE ET FINANCEMENT DU DEVELOPPEMENT::CONDITIONS ECONOMIQUES::CONVERSION ECONOMIQUE
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::DESARROLLO ECONOMICO Y FINANCIACION DEL DESARROLLO::CONDICIONES ECONOMICAS::RECONVERSION ECONOMICA
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES::DEVELOPPEMENT SCIENTIFIQUE ET TRANSFERT DE TECHNOLOGIE::CHANGEMENT TECHNOLOGIQUE
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGIA::DESARROLLO CIENTIFICO Y TRANSFERENCIA DE TECNOLOGIA::CAMBIO TECNOLOGICO
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::INDUSTRIE::SERVICES D'APPUI AU DEVELOPPEMENT INDUSTRIEL::PLANIFICATION DE LA PRODUCTION
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::INDUSTRIA::DESARROLLO INDUSTRIAL Y SERVICIOS DE APOYO::PLANIFICACION DE LA PRODUCCION
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::RESSOURCES NATURELLES ET ENVIRONNEMENT::ENVIRONNEMENT::DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::RECURSOS NATURALES Y MEDIO AMBIENTE::MEDIO AMBIENTE::DESARROLLO SOSTENIBLE
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::DESCRIPTEURS GEOGRAPHIQUES::AFRIQUE::AFRIQUE
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::DESCRIPTORES GEOGRAFICOS::AFRICA::AFRICA
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::DEVELOPPEMENT ECONOMIQUE ET FINANCEMENT DU DEVELOPPEMENT::DEVELOPPEMENT::STRATEGIES DE DEVELOPPEMENT
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::DESARROLLO ECONOMICO Y FINANCIACION DEL DESARROLLO::DESARROLLO::ESTRATEGIAS DEL DESARROLLO
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::DEVELOPPEMENT ECONOMIQUE ET FINANCEMENT DU DEVELOPPEMENT::CONDITIONS ECONOMIQUES::STRUCTURE ECONOMIQUE
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::DESARROLLO ECONOMICO Y FINANCIACION DEL DESARROLLO::CONDICIONES ECONOMICAS::ESTRUCTURA ECONOMICA
uneca.classification.fulltaxonomySubject Categories::DEVELOPPEMENT ECONOMIQUE ET FINANCEMENT DU DEVELOPPEMENT::02.02.00 CONDITIONS ECONOMIQUES
uneca.classification.fulltaxonomySubject Categories::DESARROLLO ECONOMICO Y FINANCIACION DEL DESARROLLO::02.02.00 CONDICIONES ECONOMICAS
uneca.workflow.processedtrue
ags.creatorPersonalGong, Xiaoning
ags.creatorCorporateUnited Nations. Economic Commission for Africa
ags.subjectThesaurusECONOMIC CONVERSION
ags.subjectThesaurusTECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE
ags.subjectThesaurusPRODUCTION PLANNING
ags.subjectThesaurusSUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
ags.subjectThesaurusAFRICA
ags.subjectThesaurusDEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES
ags.subjectThesaurusECONOMIC STRUCTURE
ags.subjectThesaurusCONVERSION ECONOMIQUE
ags.subjectThesaurusRECONVERSION ECONOMICA
ags.subjectThesaurusCHANGEMENT TECHNOLOGIQUE
ags.subjectThesaurusCAMBIO TECNOLOGICO
ags.subjectThesaurusPLANIFICATION DE LA PRODUCTION
ags.subjectThesaurusPLANIFICACION DE LA PRODUCCION
ags.subjectThesaurusDEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE
ags.subjectThesaurusDESARROLLO SOSTENIBLE
ags.subjectThesaurusAFRIQUE
ags.subjectThesaurusAFRICA
ags.subjectThesaurusSTRATEGIES DE DEVELOPPEMENT
ags.subjectThesaurusESTRATEGIAS DEL DESARROLLO
ags.subjectThesaurusSTRUCTURE ECONOMIQUE
ags.subjectThesaurusESTRUCTURA ECONOMICA
ags.subjectClassification02.02.00 ECONOMIC CONDITIONS
ags.subjectClassification02.02.00 CONDITIONS ECONOMIQUES
ags.subjectClassification02.02.00 CONDICIONES ECONOMICAS
ags.citationNumberVolume 1, No. 1
ags.availabilityNumberb11547340(1)
ags.availabilityNumber2015
ags.availabilityLocationECA-HQ
ags.rights.termsofusepublic
ags.JNb11547340(1)
ags.flagshipPublicationECA Journals
uneca.language.supporteden


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)