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COVID-19: Strategic Opportunities for African Manufacturing   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Document: "Implications for global manufacturing: [1] Due to factory shutdowns in China and other countries during Q1 [quarter 1], supply chain disruptions and impaired mobility are drastically affecting production capacity. [2] Covid-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] is causing major demand effects due to shortages of supplies, resulting from lack of access to raw materials. [...] [3] Full capacity production and distribution might not be likely for 12 to 18 months. [4] Opportunity for Africa to boost industrialisation by starting new product lines, capturing new markets, and exploiting disrupted supply chains, digitalisation and technology. [5] A window for smart industrial policies to take hold. [6] Leverage ACFTA [African Continental Free Trade Area] as a vehicle to propel and interconnect African manufacturing base."

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2020-04-24
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Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
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