Growing the manufacturing sector is often considered a cardinal element to realising inclusive and sustained development. Among the multiple benefits of manufacturing, is the industry’s aptitude to create employment for a vast number of low-skilled workers, which is essential for reducing poverty.
Until the 2000s, Sub-Saharan Africa had been de-industrialising. However, according to a study conducted by the Industrial Analytics Platform, this trend has recently begun to reverse across the region. This was documented in an investigation of national data from 51 countries, including 18 in Sub-Saharan Africa, namely South Africa, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Kenya, and Mauritius. These 18 countries account […]