Sustainable Industrialization in Africa

Toward a New Development Agenda

  • Padmashree Gehl Sampath
  • Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Olumayokun Soremekun, Oyebanke Oyeyinka, Dominique Haughton
    Pages 173-199
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 201-208

About this book


Sustainable Industrialization in Africa explores the issues that confront development policy in the context of the MDGs and the post-2015 development agenda from an African perspective. The book argues that development is an ultimate outcome of sustainable, equitable industrialization, and that any development agenda for the future has to ensure that industrialization is fostered in a way that makes economies independent and responsive to the needs of all citizens. Future challenges for sustainable industrialization in Africa, based upon the differences in its current industrialization trajectories, are discussed to ensure that industrial growth results in positive economic and social outcomes in the context of the post-2015 development agenda.


MDGs sustainability structural transformation diversification growth GVCs

Editors and affiliations

  • Padmashree Gehl Sampath
    • 1
  • Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Technology and Innovation Report SeriesUnited Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)GenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Monitoring and Research DivisionUN-HABITATKenya
  3. 3.United Nations University, MERITThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Open UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-57360-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-56112-1
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