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South-South Policy Space Dimensions

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South-South Policy Space Dimensions

Published: September 7, 2012

Do South-South development impacts actually qualitatively differ from North-South impacts? If so, to what extent and in what manner? This NSI report argues that African countries would do well to not only consider threats from China’s current (static) comparative advantage, but to identify the dynamic opportunities found in China’s development wake. With much of China’s present engagement with Africa an externalization of its own modernization experiences in the past three decades, African leaders can exploit this rare opportunity to re-orient African industrial policy capabilities towards their own “catch-up” national development.

Author: Daniel Poon

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