Asian Drivers for Africa’s Manufacturing Take-off?

The Ethiopia Strategy Support Program (ESSP) and the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI)

Asian Drivers for Africa’s Manufacturing Take-off?



Tang Xiaoyang (Tsinghua University)and Prof. Deborah Brautigam

(Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies)

DATE:          Monday, February 2, 2015

TIME:           11:00 AM

VENUE:       Ethiopian Development Research Institute

ROOM:      Training Room



Asian investments in Africa’s manufacturing sector have been significantly increasing during last decade. However, the real impacts of these investments are not yet thoroughly investigated. In this talk, the researcher will use the findings from recent field research in Africa, particularly in Ethiopia, to explain whether investments from Asia will contribute to the growth of Africa’s own manufacturing sector. Various models and their respective opportunities and challenges analyzed.