University of Pretoria hosts the launch of the 2014 Economic Report on Africa on 27 May 2014

Pretoria, 27 May 2014 – The joint United Nations Economic Commission for Africa/African Union Commission annual flagship report, themed “Dynamic Industrial Policy in Africa: Innovative Institutions, Effective Processes and Flexible Mechanism”, was launched at the University of Pretoria on 27 May 2014.

The 2014 report uses 11 country case studies to assess the critical ingredients for spurring Africa’s industrialization innovative institutions, effective processes and flexible mechanisms and structural transformation.

The report was launched at a time when Africa is emerging as a central region for global growth. It makes the argument that it is required for African countries to institute credible industrial policies as well as institutions that will advance structural transformation on the continent if industrialization is to successfully occur.