Skills , investment and exports from manufacturing firms in Africa *

  title={Skills , investment and exports from manufacturing firms in Africa *},
  author={M{\aa}ns S{\"o}derbom},
It has been argued that Africa will not be able to export manufactures as it lacks the necessary skills. Without an ability to export there will only be an incentive to invest in the sector if domestic demand grows rapidly. Comparative data for four African countries the Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya and Zimbabwe shows that in the early 1990s investment in manufacturing remained very low. The micro evidence on manufacturing exports is wholly consistent with the macro in suggesting these are, for most… CONTINUE READING
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