Making Foreign Direct Investment Work For Sub Saharan Africa

Author by : Thomas Farole
Languange : en
Publisher by : World Bank Publications
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Description : This book presents the results of a groundbreaking study on spillovers of knowledge and technology from global value-chain oriented foreign direct investment (FDI) in Sub-Saharan Africa, and discusses implications for policymakers hoping to harness the power of FDI for economic development.


Made In Africa

Author by : Carol Newman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Brookings Institution Press
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Description : Why is there so little industry in Africa? Over the past forty years, industry has moved from the developed to the developing world, yet Africa’s share of global manufacturing has fallen from about 3 percent in 1970 to less than 2 percent in 2014. Industry is important to low-income countries. It is good for economic growth, job creation, and poverty reduction. Made in Africa: Learning to Compete in Industry outlines a new strategy to help African industry compete in global markets. This book draws on case studies and econometric and qualitative research from Africa and emerging Asia to understand what drives firm-level competitiveness in low-income countries. The results show that while traditional concerns such as infrastructure, skills, and the regulatory environment are important, they alone will not be sufficient for Africa to industrialize. The book also addresses how industrialization strategies will need to adapt to the region’s growing resource abundance.


Large Scale Land Investments In Least Developed Countries

Author by : Luis Tomás Montilla Fernández
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book analyses large-scale land investments for agricultural purposes in Africa’s least developed countries from a law and economics perspective. Focusing on the effects of foreign land investments on host countries’ local populations and the apparent failure of international law to create incentives to offset them, it also examines the legal and economic mechanisms to hold investors accountable in cases where their investment leads to human rights violations. Applying principal agent and contract theory, it elucidates the sources of opportunism and develops control mechanisms to ameliorate the negative effects. It shows that although judicial mechanisms fail to deliver justice, international law offers alternatives to safeguard against arbitrary and abusive state and investor conduct, and also to effectuate human rights and, thus, tackle opportunistic behaviour.


Nigeria

Author by : Dr Chima Imoh
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Decades after the advent of the much-acclaimed globalization, huge differences still exist in levels of development among nations. Some nations that should attract foreign capital and investments have failed even when they possess high potentials for growth and development. This is because, organizations and investors wishing to invest in a country are always concerned about such issues as the political, economic, and regulatory conditions that underscore the repatriation of profits, the risks of political instability, as well as the fiscal policies of the country. A new entrant to a foreign market, therefore, has to understand the potential threats to market growth, as well as the general business environment. Although, the effects of globalization on the fledging economies of the developing nations have been subject of intense debates; less contentious are the determinants of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into the developing economies. Most countries in the sub-Saharan Africa have not been successful in attracting foreign investment; and when some of these countries do attract foreign investors, they do so mostly only in the areas of their mineral resources as is the case with Nigeria. Examining national development as it pertains to Nigeria entails exploring such issues as the internal constraints to development; the trends of the flow of foreign direct investments into Nigeria, as well as the underlying constraints to FDI inflows to the country. Arguments have, however, been made that the inflow of FDI into such Sub-Saharan African countries as Nigeria has not created the anticipated benefits of economic growth; nor the transfer for technology and managerial skills. Some scholars have posited that the reason is that such conditions as higher-level economic and human capital development must be in place before the benefits of FDI are derivable. Public policies have been used as tools for the positioning of national economies into the global supply chain. Some governments in the Sub-Saharan Africa have achieved meaningful outcomes; positioning themselves into global supply chain by setting up Free Trade Zones (FTZ) and Export Processing Zones (EPZ) along the coastal cities in the region. In this book, the focus will be on showing that a combination of favorable investment climates and high level of human capital are required to attract interest of investors. The book, therefore, seeks to examine the linkage between Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), and the public policy environment in Nigeria.


Forms And Performance Of Foreign Direct Investments In Sub Saharan Africa

Author by : Stefan Kratzsch
Languange : en
Publisher by : Nomos Verlag
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Description : In der aktuellen Debatte zur Erreichung der Nachhaltigen Entwicklungsziele bis 2030 spielen ausländische Direktinvestitionen (ADI) in Sub-Sahara Afrika eine tragende Rolle. Lückenhafte und zumeist veraltete Zahlungsbilanzstatistiken von ADI bieten dabei allerdings nur einen vagen Bezugspunkt. Verlässliche Aussagen über verschiedene Formen, Geschäftsdynamiken und Entwicklungseffekte von ADI lassen sich allerdings anhand dieser Statistiken nicht treffen. Dieses Buch schließt diese Lücke. Auf Basis eines Datensatzes von über 2.000 ausländischen Niederlassungen in Sub-Sahara-Afrika zeigt es auf, welche ADI bereits an der wirtschaftlichen Dynamik dieser Weltregion partizipieren und welche Strategien (Branche, Markteintritt, strategische Allianzen etc.) zu unternehmerischen Erfolg führen. Geschäftserfolg und Entwicklungsbeitrag müssen dabei nicht im Widerspruch zueinanderstehen, sondern können sich gegenseitig verstärken.


Paths Out Of Poverty

Author by : International Finance Corporation
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Ict For An Inclusive World

Author by : Youcef Baghdadi
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Nature
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Description : This book discusses the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on organizations and on society as a whole. Specifically, it examines how such technologies improve our life and work, making them more inclusive through smart enterprises. The book focuses on how actors understand Industry 4.0 as well as the potential of ICTs to support organizational and societal activities, and how they adopt and adapt these technologies to achieve their goals. Gathering papers from various areas of organizational strategy, such as new business models, competitive strategies and knowledge management, the book covers a number of topics, including how innovative technologies improve the life of the individuals, organizations, and societies; how social media can drive fundamental business changes, as their innovative nature allows for interactive communication between customers and businesses; and how developing countries can use these technologies in an innovative way. It also explores the impact of organizations on society through sustainable development and social responsibility, and how ICTs use social media networks in the process of value co-creation, addressing these issues from both private and public sector perspectives and on national and international levels, mainly in the context of technology innovations.


Global Investment Competitiveness Report 2017 2018

Author by : World Bank Group
Languange : en
Publisher by : World Bank Publications
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Description : The Global Investment Competitiveness report presents new insights and evidence on drivers of foreign direct investment (FDI) in developing countries, and FDI’s role in development. The report’s survey of 750 executives of multinational corporations finds that a business-friendly legal and regulatory environment is a key driver of investment decisions in developing countries, along with political stability, security, and macroeconomic conditions. The report’s topic-specific chapters explore the potential of FDI to create new growth opportunities for local firms, assess the power of tax holidays and other fiscal incentives to attract FDI, analyze characteristics of FDI originating in developing countries, and examine the experience of foreign investors in countries affected by conflict and fragility. Three key features of this Global Investment Competitiveness report distinguish it from other publications on FDI. First, its insights are based on a combination of first-hand perspectives of investors, extensive analysis of available data and evidence, and international good practices in investment policy design and implementation. Secondly, rather than exploring broad FDI trends, the report provides detailed and unique analysis of FDI depending on its motivation, sector, geographic origin and destination, and phase of investment. Thirdly, the report offers practical and actionable recommendations to policymakers in developing countries wishing to reform their business climates for increased investment competitiveness. As such, the report is meant to complement other knowledge products of the World Bank Group focused even more explicitly on country-level data, detailed reform diagnostics, and presentation of best practices. We are confident this report will bring value and fresh perspectives to a variety of audiences. To governments and policymakers, including investment promotion professionals, the report offers direct insights into the role of government policies and actions in investors’ decision-making. To foreign investors and site location consultants, the report provides information on FDI trends and drivers across sectors and geographies. For academic audiences, the new datasets on investment incentives and FDI motivations enables opportunities for additional research and analysis. Lastly, for development assistance providers and other stakeholders, the report highlights key approaches for maximizing FDI’s benefits for development.


Legal Protection Of Foreign Direct Investment A Critical Assessment With Focus On South Africa And Zimbabwe

Author by : Talkmore Chidede
Languange : en
Publisher by : Anchor Academic Publishing
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Description : This study undertakes a critical assessment of the legal protection of foreign direct investments (FDI) in South Africa and Zimbabwe by determining their compliance with the international minimum standards, norms and/or best practices on the legal protection of FDI by host states. Firstly, the study argues that foreign investment is much needed in South Africa and Zimbabwe to improve economic growth and development, to create jobs, and to increase their competitiveness. However, these benefits are not accrued automatically but rather host states need to create an enabling environment to receive such benefits. Thus, host states need to put an investment scheme into operation to guarantee the legal protection of foreign investments. South Africa and Zimbabwe have at large crafted and implemented investment laws and related policies which tend to be hostile towards foreign investments. Therefore, similar investment laws and related policies in both jurisdictions are analysed. This study will also offer recommendations for a legal investment which is not only flexible, friendly, and favourable to foreign investment in South Africa and Zimbabwe but also advances their local economic policies.


Privatization And Foreign Direct Investment In Transforming Economies

Author by : Paul J. J. Welfens
Languange : en
Publisher by : Dartmouth Publishing Company
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Description : This work examines how the process of privatization is functioning under the systematic transformation of the former socialist CMEA countries. It compares the different strategies being adopted in different countries - for example, in Poland, the use of transformational shock therapy.


Handbook On Global Value Chains

Author by : Stefano Ponte
Languange : en
Publisher by : Edward Elgar Publishing
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Description : Global value chains (GVCs) are a key feature of the global economy in the 21st century. They show how international investment and trade create cross-border production networks that link countries, firms and workers around the globe. This Handbook describes how GVCs arise and vary across industries and countries, and how they have evolved over time in response to economic and political forces. With chapters written by leading interdisciplinary scholars, the Handbook unpacks the key concepts of GVC governance and upgrading, and explores policy implications for advanced and developing economies alike. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial}


Value Chains In Sub Saharan Africa

Author by : Sören Scholvin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : Development largely depends on how given places participate in global economic processes.The contributions to this book address various features of the integration of sub-Saharan Africa into the world economy via value chains, so as to explain corresponding challenges and opportunities. The book deals with five issues that have not been covered adequately in scientific debates: first, policies are essential to promote value chains and increase their impact on development; second, value chains are diverse, and the variance between them has major economic and political implications; third, regional value chains appear to constitute a viable alternative to global ones (or, at least, are complementary to them), promising better developmental outcomes for the Global South; fourth, political and socio-economic factors are important considerations for a complete assessment of value chains; fifth, cities and city regions are also crucial objects of study in seeking to achieve a comprehensive assessment of value chains.


The Changing Space Economy Of City Regions

Author by : Koech Cheruiyot
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book addresses the South African Space Economy and its stark disparities and dualisms through an assessment of the Gauteng City-Region – the largest economic agglomeration in the country and on a continent bedevilled by a myriad of development challenges. The book’s focus on understanding the overall character of Gauteng City-Region’s Space Economy – through data mining/analysis and mapping – comprehensively supplements the Space Economy literature on the region. It covers the disparities exacerbated by an overlay of apartheid planning ideology and top-down regional development based on selective encouragement of manufacturing investments in growth points or poles and how implementation of past policies intended to cure these disparities have yielded mixed results. This book further offers the Gauteng City-Region as a microcosm of the national economy in the form of evident significant placed-based variations in the intensity and character of economic structure that on the one hand enjoys massive agglomeration economies, while on the other, has high levels of poverty and large numbers of people living below the Minimum Living Level. This book should appeal to urban studies specialists, economists and development studies researchers in the Global South.


An Investment Perspective On Global Value Chains

Author by : Christine Zhenwei Qiang
Languange : en
Publisher by : World Bank Publications
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Description : This report investigates the role of foreign direct investment (FDI) in helping developing countries participate in global value chains (GVCs). It combines the perspectives and strategies from three types of players: multinational corporations, domestic firms and governments. It aims to provide practical guidance for developing countries to develop strategies that use FDI to strengthen GVC participation and upgrading. The report has six main chapters: 1. FDI and GVCs. Assesses the trade-investment nexus and analyzes the effect of FDI in countries’ GVC participation and upgrading at the country level. 2. MNCs shape GVC development. Highlights MNCs' contribution to global economy and how their business strategies shape the evolution of GVCs. The chapter also compares MNCs' business strategies in terms of outsourcing and offshoring, risk mitigation and increasing market power across GVC archetypes. 3. Domestic firm perspectives on GVC participation. Looks at the various paths domestic firms can take to internationalize their production and trade. Investigates domestic firm characteristics that predict higher GVC participation, and the effect of GVC participation on firm performance. 4. Investment policy and promotion: what is in a government’s toolbox? Summarizes the various policy instruments governments have at their disposal to help attract MNCs to their country and facilitate GVC participation of domestic firms. 5. Integrating countries into GVCs. Draws on a range of case studies to illustrate how governments can develop coherent strategies and policy packages to integrate their countries into GVCs. 6. FDI and GVCs in the wake of COVID-19. Reflects the impact of COVID-19 on FDI and GVCs, the response from multinationals and suppliers, and the implications for GVC reconfiguration. In addition, there are seven case studies that offer more nuanced analysis on the GVC participation in selected countries and sectors: • Five qualitative case studies: Five countries have been selected that managed to use FDI to stimulate GVC participation using a range of approaches. By design, these five countries also cover five different GVC archetypes. These countries are: (1) Kenya (horticulture); (2) Dominican Republic (textiles); (3) Mauritius (tourism); (4) Malaysia (electronics); (5) China (software). • Two quantitative case studies: Rwanda, West-Bengal (India). These use a combination of firm- and transaction level datasets to study firm-level dynamics that explain the role of multinational and domestic firms across GVCs.


The Political Economy Of Special Economic Zones

Author by : Lotta Moberg
Languange : en
Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Description : Special Economic Zones (SEZs) have become a popular development policy throughout the world over the last half a century. These zones form designated areas where governments offer businesses lower taxes, tariffs, and often lighter regulations. Generally, SEZs aim to attract investments and raise a country’s export and employment rates, but although success stories are often cited, there are numerous failed projects that have instead become burdens for their host countries. This book examines SEZs from a political economy perspective, both to dissect the incentives of governments, zone developers, and exporters, and to uncover both the hidden costs and untapped potential of zone policies. Costs include misallocated resources, the encouragement of rent-seeking, and distraction of policy-makers from more effective reforms. However, the zones also have several unappreciated benefits. They can change the politics of a country, by generating a transition from a system of rent-seeking to one of liberalized open markets. In revealing the hidden promise of SEZs, this book shows how the SEZ model of development can succeed in the future. Applying frameworks from various schools of political economy, this volume places SEZs in the context of their mixed past and promising future. It is essential reading for anyone with an interest in international economics, development economics, and political economy, including practitioners and consultants of SEZ policies.


New Perspectives On Structural Change

Author by : Ludovico Alcorta
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : A comprehensive edited volume that outlines the historical roots and state-of-the-art debates on the role of structural change in the process of economic development, including both orthodox and heterodox perspectives and contributions from prominent scholars in this field.


Oecd Investment Policy Reviews Viet Nam 2018

Author by : OECD
Languange : en
Publisher by : OECD Publishing
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Description : This review uses the OECD Policy Framework for Investment to present an assessment of the investment climate in Viet Nam and to discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by the government of Viet Nam in its reform efforts.


Corporate Versus National Interest In Us Trade Policy

Author by : Richard L. Bernal
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Nature
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Description : This book provides a history of the WTO US-EU banana dispute through the lens of a major actor: the US-owned multinational firm, Chiquita Brands International. It documents and explains how Chiquita succeeded in having the Clinton administration pursue a trade policy of forcing the European Union to dismantle its preferential banana import regime for exports from the small English-speaking Caribbean (ESC) countries. The export of bananas was critically important to the social stability and economic viability of these countries and that was in the national security interest of the United States. The experience indicates that succeeding in this goal was detrimental to U.S. national security interest in the Caribbean.


World Economic Situation And Prospects 2020

Author by : United Nations
Languange : en
Publisher by : United Nations
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Description : This is the United Nations definitive report on the state of the world economy, providing global and regional economic outlook for 2020 and 2021. Produced by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the five United Nations regional commissions, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, with contributions from the UN World Tourism Organization and other intergovernmental agencies.


Future Drivers Of Growth In Rwanda

Author by : The World Bank;Government of Rwanda
Languange : en
Publisher by : World Bank Publications
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Description : A strong and widely acknowledged record of economic success-including a three-and-a-half-fold increase in per capita income since 1994--places Rwanda among the world’s fastest--growing economies. Traumatic memories of the 1994 genocide are gradually fading, as associations begin to take a more positive form--of a nation on the rise, powered by human resilience, a sense of common purpose, and a purposeful government. Past successes and a sense of frailty have fueled aspirations for a secure, prosperous, and modern future. Sustaining high rates of economic growth is at the heart of these ambitions. Recent formulations of the nation’s Vision 2050 set a target of achieving upper-middle-income status by 2035 and high-income status by 2050. Future Drivers of Growth in Rwanda: Innovation, Integration, Agglomeration, and Competition, a joint undertaking by experts from Rwanda and the World Bank Group, evaluates the country’s possibilities and options in this endeavor. The report identifies four essential drivers of growth--innovation, integration, agglomeration, and competition--and reforms in six priority areas: human capital development, export dynamism and regional integration, well-managed urbanization, competitive domestic enterprises, agricultural modernization, and capable and accountable public institutions.


L Avenir Du Travail En Afrique

Author by : Jieun Choi
Languange : en
Publisher by : World Bank Publications
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Description : L‘avenir du travail en Afrique se penche sur deux questions fondamentales : comment créer des emplois productifs et comment subvenir aux besoins des laissés-pour-compte. Le rapport met en lumière comment l’adoption des technologies numériques, conjuguée à d’autres phénomènes mondiaux, transforme la nature du travail en Afrique subsaharienne et pose un défi en même temps qu’elle crée de nouvelles possibilités. Les auteurs montrent que les nouvelles technologies ne sont pas simplement synonymes de destruction d’emplois, comme on le craint généralement, mais qu’elles peuvent permettre aux pays africains de construire un monde du travail inclusif et offrir des opportunités aux travailleurs les moins qualifiés. Pour exploiter ces opportunités, cependant, il est indispensable de mettre en place des politiques publiques et de réaliser des investissements productifs dans quatre domaines principaux. Il faudra notamment promouvoir des technologies numériques inclusives, développer le capital humain d’une main-d’oeuvre jeune, globalement peu qualifiée et qui s’accroît rapidement, augmenter la productivité des entreprises et des travailleurs du secteur informel et élargir la couverture de la protection sociale pour atténuer les risques liés aux bouleversements du marché du travail. Le présent rapport, prolongement du Rapport sur le développement dans le monde 2019 de la Banque mondiale, aborde en conclusion d’importantes questions de politique publique qui viendront alimenter de futurs travaux de recherche permettant de guider les pays africains sur la voie d’une croissance plus inclusive.


Brexit And The Future Of The European Union

Author by : Marian Gorynia
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Following the British referendum held on June 23, 2016, voters supported the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union (EU) (Brexit), a starting point for the third round of European crisis, following the eurozone debt crisis and the migration crisis. This volume provides an overview of the process and consequences of Brexit for EU member states, with an emphasis on possible future EU-UK relations, and a particular focus on countries in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The authors assess the extent to which firms in CEE states have already put in place strategies to counter the new economic reality post-Brexit and identify the strategies that firms are exploiting to better cope with the anticipated implications of Brexit. The book includes a ranking of countries most and least likely to be affected by Brexit; identification of the main determinants of the expansion of companies on the British market and the creation of a typology of strategies used by these companies in the face of Brexit. The book stands out as a complex and multidimensional research work that draws its roots from distinct yet simultaneously interlinked research areas. It will find a broad audience among academics and students across diverse fields of study, as well as practitioners and policy makers. It is a key reference for all those who want to better understand the complex nature of Brexit and its implications, not only for EU member states but, first and foremost, the business environment.


Competitiveness And Private Sector Development Competitiveness In South East Europe A Policy Outlook 2018

Author by : OECD
Languange : en
Publisher by : OECD Publishing
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Description : Future economic development and the well-being of citizens in South East Europe (SEE) increasingly depend on greater economic competitiveness. Realising the region’s economic potential requires a holistic, growth-oriented policy approach. Against the backdrop of enhanced European Union (EU) ...


Foreign Investment And Restructuring

Author by : Michelle Riboud
Languange : en
Publisher by : World Bank Publications
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Description : Although the official rhetoric in most transition economies has been in favor of foreign direct investment (FDI), few countries have succeeded in attracting sizable inflows. Hungary stands out among those countries that have done so effectively. Several factors helped Hungary to get ahead of other transition economies in terms of attracting FDI. This volume analyzes Hungary's achievement, the scope and depth of FDI and the effect of FDI on Hungary's economy and foreign trade. This report will interest European Union member and candidate countries, foreign ministries, think tanks, and libraries.


The Future Of Work In Africa

Author by : Jieun Choi
Languange : en
Publisher by : World Bank Publications
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Description : The Future of Work in Africa focuses on the key themes of creating productive jobs and addressing the needs of those left behind. It highlights how global trends, especially the adoption of digital technologies, may change the nature of work in Sub-Saharan Africa by creating new opportunities and challenges. It argues that, contrary to global fears of worker displacement by new technologies, African countries can develop an inclusive future of work, with opportunities for lower-skilled workers. Harnessing these opportunities is, however, contingent on implementing policies and making productive investments in four main areas. These are enabling inclusive digital technologies; building human capital for a young, rapidly growing, and largely low-skilled labor force; increasing the productivity of informal workers and enterprises; and extending social protection coverage to mitigate the risks associated with disruptions to labor markets. This companion report to the World Bank’s World Development Report 2019 concludes with important policy questions that should guide future research, whose findings could lead to more inclusive growth for African nations.


Oecd Investment Policy Reviews Kazakhstan 2017

Author by : OECD
Languange : en
Publisher by : OECD Publishing
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Description : The Kazakh authorities have embarked upon an ambitious reform programme to improve the country’s framework for investment and strengthen the country as an attractive investment destination.


A Data Centric Approach To Breaking The Fdi Trap Through Integration In Global Value Chains

Author by : Jolta Kacani
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Nature
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Description : This book reveals the hidden potential of emerging economies to become the new industrial hubs in existing global value chains. Pursuing a data-centric approach, it investigates the presence of foreign direct investment as an instrument for emerging economies to promote active participation in global value chains. This approach is based on time series analyses conducted at the national and industry level, and on datasets retrieved from international databases such as EORA, ICIO, and World Integrated Solutions. The outcomes of robust statistical models indicate that export-related innovations can improve trade openness and transform emerging economies into active players in global value chains. Researchers, developers, and professionals in the field will find a comprehensive and self-contained guide to the topic.


Handbook Of Brics And Emerging Economies

Author by : P. B. Anand
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : This handbook presents a comprehensive and multi-faceted analysis of the BRICS countries and other emerging economies, exploring their economic, social, environmental, and governance dimensions and challenges.


Africa S Pulse April 2014

Author by : Punam Chuhan-Pole
Languange : en
Publisher by : World Bank Publications
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Description : Africa’s Pulse is a biannual publication containing an analysis of the near-term macro-economic outlook for the region. It also includes a section focusing on a topic that represents a particular development challenges for the continent. It is produced by the Office of the Chief Economist for the Africa Region.


Strengthening Fdi And Sme Linkages In Portugal

Author by : OECD
Languange : en
Publisher by : OECD Publishing
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Description : This report assesses the enabling conditions for maximising the benefits of foreign direct investment (FDI) on SME productivity and innovation in Portugal. It looks at the quality of investment that Portugal attracts and the capacity of Portuguese SMEs to benefit from any knowledge and technology spillovers resulting from these investments.