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Spreading the gains?: Prospects and policies for the development of regional value chains in Southern Africa

Anthony Black, Lawrence Edwards (), Faizel Ismail, Brian Makundi and Mike Morris

No wp-2019-48, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)

Abstract: Regional integration is making steady progress in Africa and a key objective is to improve the prospects for industrialization by expanding the regional market. This paper draws on a combination of trade data analysis and industry case studies to better understand the links and synergies between regional value chains and regional integration. The trade data and case studies of three diverse sectors (apparel, food retailing, and automotive) demonstrate the expansion and diversity of regional trade and regional value chains in Southern Africa.

Keywords: Apparel industry; Automotive industry; Food retailing; Regional integration; Southern African Development Community; Value chains (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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