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JICA-RI Releases a Collection of Working Papers for TICAD V in Collaboration with Prof. Stiglitz-led IPD

May 21, 2013

JICA-RI has conducted a joint research with the Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD),   led by Professor Joseph Stiglitz of Colombia University, a winner of the Nobel laureate in Economics. The findings from the joint research on economic transformation of Africa are compiled in the form of a collection of working papers for upcoming the fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V).


With Prof. Stiglitz introducing the industrial policy in Africa, other papers are written by: Professor Danny Leipziger of George Washington University; Dr. Shahid Yusuf, Chief Economist at the Growth Dialogue; Prof. Sakiko Fukuda-Parr of the New School; and Prof. Ha-Joon Chang of the University of Cambridge. From JICA-RI, Senior Research Advisor Akio Hosono and Research Fellow Go Shimada contribute to the writing.


TICAD has played a pivotal role as a venue for international debate on African development since the first conference held in 1993. Africa has been achieving rapid economic growth in recent years, whereas the continent has faced challenges such as narrowing disparities and maintaining public safety. At the TICAD V meeting, discussion will be focused on how African countries and the international community can collaborate for realizing long-term and sustainable development.


It is our hope that the papers will be a helpful guide to those who have an interest in African development, and that our work will promote further discussion on the future of Africa.


Special Issue

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Africa Task Force Meeting ~JICA and The Initiative For Policy Dialogue(Columbia University)~


・Introduction: How Industrial Policy Can Help Africa Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century
・The African Transformation Report: Briefing Note
・Measuring policy performance: Can we do better than the World Bank?
・Is industrial policy necessary and feasible in Africa? Theoretical considerations and historical lessons
・Defining development in the 21st century: Implications for Sub-Saharan Africa
・Finance and growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: Policy and research challenges
・Industrial strategy and economic transformation: Lessons of five outstanding cases
・Growth strategies for Africa in a changing global environment: Policy observations for sustainable and shared growth
・Industrial and trade policies in Africa: From unproductive rents to learning and accumulation
・The return of industrial policy: (What) Can Africa learn from Latin America?
・The economic implications of comprehensive approach to learning on industrial development (Policy and managerial capability learning): A case of Ethiopia


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