Governance for Structural Transformation in Africa

  • Adam B. Elhiraika
  • Gamal Ibrahim
  • William Davis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Adam B. Elhiraika, Gamal Ibrahim, William Davis
    Pages 1-10
  3. Pedro M. G. Martins
    Pages 37-99
  4. Abidemi C. Adegboye, Monday I. Egharevba, Joel Edafe
    Pages 101-143
  5. Rapuluchukwu Efobi Uchenna, Belmondo Tanankem Voufo, Beecroft Ibukun
    Pages 221-249
  6. Jean Balié, Davide Del Prete, Emiliano Magrini, Pierluigi Montalbano, Silvia Nenci
    Pages 251-276
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 315-317

About this book


This book explores how better governance can help Africa to achieve structural transformation (understood to be the reallocation of factors of production across and within sectors to better support inclusive development), which history has shown to be key to sustained, inclusive growth. The book begins with a review of the existing literature on the links between governance and structural transformation and the success or otherwise of various sub regions in achieving structural transformation. It continues with a range of contributors addressing original empirical research on the relationships between different approaches to institutions and trade and industrial policies and structural transformation in Africa. The book makes recommendations for a new approach to governance in Africa that can deliver the structural transformation that the continent needs for Africans to enjoy shared prosperity, poverty reduction and development.


Sustainable development Structural transformation Institutional effectiveness African economics Sub-Saharan Africa Employment Elasticities of Growth Economic Regulation Fiscal incentives Deindustrialisation Trade policy in Africa ECOWAS Trade Bloc African transformations Institutional and governance weaknesses Export promotion agencies Food and agricultural global value chains Multidimensional Fiscal Incentives Regional Trade Integration

Editors and affiliations

  • Adam B. Elhiraika
    • 1
  • Gamal Ibrahim
    • 2
  • William Davis
    • 3
  1. 1.Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)Addis AbabaEthiopia
  2. 2.Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)Addis AbabaEthiopia
  3. 3.Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)Addis AbabaEthiopia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-03963-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-03964-6
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