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Palgrave Macmillan

Sustainable Industrialization in Africa

Toward a New Development Agenda

ISBN 9781137561114
Publication Date November 2015
Formats No other formats available
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

Sustainable Industrialization in Africa explores the issues that confront development policy in the context of the MDGs and the post-2015 development agenda from an African perspective. The book argues that development is an ultimate outcome of sustainable, equitable industrialization, and that any development agenda for the future has to ensure that industrialization is fostered in a way that makes economies independent and responsive to the needs of all citizens. Future challenges for sustainable industrialization in Africa, based upon the differences in its current industrialization trajectories, are discussed to ensure that industrial growth results in positive economic and social outcomes in the context of the post-2015 development agenda.

Padmashree Gehl Sampath is Chief of the Technology and Innovation Report Series Taskforce at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva, Switzerland. Prior to this, she has worked as a Researcher at the United Nations University-MERIT and as Assistant Professor on International Development and Innovation at the Open University, UK. Her research interests include trade, industrial policy and development issues, and has published several journal publications, book chapters and four authored books. She holds a Bellagio Residency and an award from the Rotary International in India.

Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka is Director of the Monitoring and Research Division, UN-HABITAT, Kenya; a Professorial Fellow in Innovation and Development, United Nations University- MERIT, The Netherlands and Visiting Professor of Innovation and Development at The Open University, UK. His research interests are in Science Technology, Innovation Policy and Systems in Late Development, Innovation Systems in Industry Small and Medium Enterprises, industrial clusters in Developing Countries and latecomer Industrialization and Economic Development. He has published several books in addition to journal articles and other works. He is a board member of several academic journals and programmes including the STEPS-IDS, Sussex, UK. He is a fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering.

1. Sustainable Industrialization in Africa: Towards a New Development Agenda; Padmashree Gehl Sampath
2. Revisiting the MDGs in an African Perspective: Lessons for the Sustainable Development Goals; Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka and Olumayokun Somerukun
3. Challenges and Opportunities to Structural Transformation: Africa's Service Sector; Padmashree Gehl Sampath and Donatus Ayitey
4. Linkage dynamics and natural resources: Diversification and Catch-up; David Kaplan
5. External Opportunities, Innovation and Industrial Growth: The case of GVCs in Africa; Padmashree Gehl Sampath and Donatus Ayitey
6. Growth and Structural Change in Africa: Development Strategies for the Learning Economy; Bengt-Åke Lundvall and Rasmus Lema
7. Using Industrialization to Raise Urban Living Standards; Oyebanke Oyeyinka
8. Sustainable Development and Inequality of Opportunity in Africa; Mayokun Soremekun, Oyebanke Oyeyinka and Dominique Haughton


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