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GTAP Resource #4768

"Regional trade integration and trade facilitation as a pro-industrialization policy tool: the case of North Africa’s countries"
by Mevel, Simon, Jaime Moll de Alba and Nassim Oulmane

The economic emergence of North African countries1 (NACs) requires the significant transformation of their economies and raises the question about the process guiding their structural change. Despite their different level of diversification, the economic performance of most countries in the North African region remains dependent on either commodity prices or weather conditions. North African economies are, in general, poorly diversified and specialized in a handful of sectors or non-dynamic products with low added value. The high levels of unemployment, particularly among youth, call for the urgent creation of several million jobs in the region in the coming future. Only a significant increase in economic growth can help meet this pressing challenge. Such an increase, often times called ‘explosive growth’ has been experienced in the past through structural change in either industries or services. The growing participation in international trade, namely through manufactured exports increasingly diverse and sophisticated has constituted a prominent engine guiding the structural transformation of successful developing countries.

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Category: 2015 Conference Paper
Status: Published
By/In: Presented at the 18th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, Melbourne, Australia
Date: 2015
Created: Oulmane, N. (4/15/2015)
Updated: Oulmane, N. (4/15/2015)
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- Preferential trading arrangements
- Africa (North)

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