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Reuben A. Alabi, Achim Gutowski, Tobias Knedlik, Oyebanke Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, Karl Wohlmuth (Eds.)
Africa's Progress in Regional and Global Economic Integration - Towards New Trade and Investment Policies
Reihe: African Development Perspectives Yearbook
Bd. 19, 2016, 486 S., 79.90 EUR, 79.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-643-90785-1
The book analyses how to make trade and investment policies in Africa relevant for structural change. First the framework of coherent and comprehensive trade policies is presented; the role of international organisations in promoting agricultural export trade is analysed; and the divergence between planned and actual export diversification strategies is discussed. Secondly it is investigated how investment policies could be redirected towards major economic sectors, how oil-exporting countries can strengthen their industrial policy towards export diversification and how global value chains can be strengthened by appropriate policies.