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Commodities and Linkages: Meeting the Policy Challenge

Kaplinsky, Raphael; Morris, Adam and Kaplan, David (2011). Commodities and Linkages: Meeting the Policy Challenge. The Open University.

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Abstract

The results of detailed empirical enquiry into the nature and determinants of the breadth and depth of linkages in and out of the commodities sector in eight SSA countries (Angola, Botswana, Gabon, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa Tanzania, and Zambia) and six sectors (copper, diamonds, gold, oil and gas, mining services and timber) has shown extensive scope for industrial development (MMCP DP 13, 2011). A primary conclusion of this research was that policy in both the private and public realm was a prime factor holding back the development of linkages. Addressing this problem requires the closing of three sets of misalignments between policy and practice – within the corporate sector, within the public sector, and between the public sector and other stakeholders involved in linkage development. In addition, specific policies need to be developed, monitored and implemented in relation to the three contextual drivers of linkages from the commodity sector – skills and capabilities, infrastructure and policies towards ownership.

Item Type: Other
Copyright Holders: 2011 The Author
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
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Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 30049
Depositing User: Raphael Kaplinsky
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2012 11:32
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2012 03:20
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/30049
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