Industrial Policy in the 21st Century: The Challenge for Africa

Course

Self-paced e-learning

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SDG Academy

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Length
11 weeks
Effort
2-4 hours per week
Level
Advanced
Language
English
Region
Africa
Venue
Online
Certificate
No
Price
Free

Course summary

This course covers African industrialization: why the manufacturing model may not work and possible alternatives.

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.

Transcripts available in: English

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Target audience

Undergraduate and graduate students in economics, development and industrialization, development practitioners, and policy professionals.

Learning objectives

To understand why manufacturing may not be the best option for African industrialization and learn of alternatives and policies that can support development.

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