Industrial Policy in the 21st Century: The Challenge for Africa
- 11 weeks
- 2-4 hours per week
This course covers African industrialization: why the manufacturing model may not work and possible alternatives.
- Sustainable Development Goals
- Decent work and economic growth
- Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
- Economics and Finance
About this course
Africa’s working-age population is growing. But without industrialization based in manufacturing, sustainable development may not be achievable in Africa. However, is manufacturing necessary for economic growth and future sustainable development? This course, created with the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) explores options for industrial development that do not necessitate manufacturing and policies that could help African economies grow and develop.
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Undergraduate and graduate students in economics, development and industrialization, development practitioners, and policy professionals.
To understand why manufacturing may not be the best option for African industrialization and learn of alternatives and policies that can support development.