SOAS University of London

Department of Economics

The Illusive Quest for Structural Transformation in Africa: Will China Make a Difference?

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Alemayehu Geda (Addis Ababa University)

Date: 27 January 2021Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 27 January 2021Time: 6:30 PM

Venue: Virtual Event

Type of Event: Virtual Webinar

Speaker: Alemayehu Geda (Addis Ababa University)

Discussant(s): Linda Calabrese (ODI/KCL), Carlos Oya (SOAS)

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Despite various attempts since independence and the growing economic engagement between China and Africa in the last two decades, structural transformation in Africa has remained elusive. The current engagement with China is strengthening this situation by making Africa more and more commodity dependent for its foreign exchange earnings. The studies, in this issue, while cautiously optimistic about some potential positive contribution of China for Africa’s structural transformation, underscore that such success is conditional on African capability and informed strategic policy making and implementation in a pragmatic manner.