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Entrepreneurship and industrialisation

Theme 2017
Entrepreneurship and industrialisation

The 16th edition of the African Economic Outlook highlights the fact that Africa’s economic performance is reflecting the perils of the global economy.

Entrepreneurship and industrialisation

The entrepreneurial culture is vibrant with about 80% of Africans viewing entrepreneurship as a good career opportunity. The continent has the highest share in the world of adults starting or running new businesses, but often in sectors where productivity remains low. New industrialisation strategies should focus on leveraging this dynamism and targeting the continent’s fast-growing private enterprises which have potential to create quality jobs.

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Previous themes

2017

Entrepreneurship and industrialisation

2016

Sustainable Cities and Structural Transformation

2015

Regional development and spatial inclusion

2014

Global Value Chains and Africa's Industrialisation

2013

Structural Transformation and Natural Resources

2012

Promoting Youth Employment

2011

Africa and its Emerging Partners

2010

Public Resource Mobilisation and Aid in Africa

2009

Innovation and ICT in Africa

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Unlock the potential of African entrepreneurs for accelerating Africa’s industrial transformation, says the African Economic Outlook 2017

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