African Industrial Development and EU Cooperation
Edited by Francis Matambalya
To Be Published December 31st 2013 by Routledge – 256 pages
A long road to substantive levels of industrialization still lies ahead of most African countries. The challenges facing policy-makers, industrialists, industrial development activist and all other actors in these countries are enormous. This raises the question as to, what role the international community should play in the 21st century to provide support intended to expedite Africa’s industrial development.
This book argues that arrangements should be leveraged to build the productive capacities of the African economies, in order to enable them to take advantage of the market opportunities arising from preferential market access terms within various stripes of regional trade agreements (RTAs) and multilateral liberalization and demonstrates how African-EU co-operation can help build sustainable and competitive productive capacities in Africa.
Part 1: Contextualising IndustrialisationPart 2: Integration of Major Regions in the Global Industrial Economy: A Comparison of Africa and other Developing Regions Part 3: Integration of the Industrial Development Agenda in the National, Sub-Regional and Pan-African Development Strategies: An OverviewPart 4: Industrial Development Agenda in the African-European Union Co-Operation Arrangements Part 5: Architecture of a Feasible Strategy for Leveraging African-European Union Co-Operation Agreements for Africa’s Industrialisation Part 6: Harnessing Africa-European Union Partnership for Africa’s Industrialization: Policy Implication and Way Forward
Contributors: Francis Shasha Matambalya, Massata Cissé, Matilda Muweme, Ludovico Alcorta, Siaka Bashir Conde, Martin Hallberg, Mustapha Sadni Jallab, Nassim Oulmane, Chris Muyunda, Flora Mndeme-Musonda, Olu Otakaiye, Kavazemia Katjomuisek.
Francis A. S. T. Matambalya is Professor of International Economics and Marketing at the University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania and Senior Development Consultant at the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation.