CNBC Interview Addressing Africa’s Rapid Urbanisation

At Africa Development Week in Dakar, Senegal, CNBC Africa on urbanisation and industrialisation.

 

 

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TCLab's new postdoctoral scholar Jose Ribiero and Smita Srinivas are building a program on how technological learning is manifested in three countries. We know that economic growth and concerns of employment are both linked to technological learning, but we have some hunches about why economic theory doesn't take us far enough in appreciating why the links between industry and agriculture manifest in particular ways.

Africa's industrialization and rapid urbanization, UNECA 2017 launch event, Dakar.