The Impact of Globalization on Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Emeka NkoroEmail author
  • Aham Kelvin Uko


This study examined globalization and Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) with emphasis on its impact on growth and poverty reduction in relation to other regions. The existing literatures on the implication of globalization on economic growth and poverty were reviewed. The study reveals that SSA has been marginalized or has not fared well in spite of the high integration of its member countries. Indeed, SSA has relatively remained poor and with high incidence of poverty. However, in order to maximize the benefits of globalization, Sub-Saharan Africa needs to adopt among others; development of strong production base that is predicated on value-added products, export structures diversification, development of manufactured export capacity and the political-will to implement these policies among others.


Globalization Sub-Sahara Africa Economic growth Poverty 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Economics DepartmentUniversity of Port HarcourtPort HarcourtNigeria

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