Africa's Development Dynamics 2019
Achieving Productive Transformation
What are the major economic and social trends in Africa? What is Africa’s role in
globalisation? This annual report presents an Africa open to the world and towards
the future. Africa’s Development Dynamics uses the lessons learned in the five African
regions – Central, East, North, Southern and West Africa – to develop recommendations
and share good practices. The report identifies innovative policies and offers practical
policy recommendations, adapted to the specificities of African economies. Drawing
on the most recent available statistics, this analysis of development dynamics aims
to help African leaders reach the targets of the African Union’s Agenda 2063 at all
levels: continental, regional, national, and local. Every year this report will focus
on one strategic theme.
This 2019 edition explores policies for productive transformation. It proposes three
main policy focus for transforming firms: providing business services to clusters
of firms; developing regional production networks; and improving exporting firms’
ability to thrive in fast-changing markets.
This volume feeds into a policy debate between African Union’s nations, citizens,
entrepreneurs and researchers. It aims to be part of a new co-operation between countries
and regions focused on mutual learning and the preservation of common goods. This
report is the result of a partnership between the African Union Commission and the
OECD Development Centre.
Published on November 05, 2019Also available in: French, Portuguese