Chapter 6 : Technology Resilience and Diffusion Pages : 101-128 pp. Author : Yves Ekoué Amaizo (Afrology Think Tank, Austria) Source Title : Nanotechnology and Microelectronics: Global Diffusion, Economics and Policy Source Author(s)/Editor(s) : Ndubuisi Ekekwe (Johns Hopkins University, USA) Copyright: 2010 DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61692-006-7.ch006 ISBN13: 9781616920067 ISBN10: 1616920068 | EISBN13: 9781616920074 Abstract
This paper is an attempt to “operationalize” suggested UNIDO policy instruments to benchmark countries’ competitive industrial performance, taking South Africa as an example. It draws from the experience of the African Productive Capacity Initiative adopted by the African Ministers of Industry. The Initiative would become the national pillars of the respective sub-regional and national programmes in Africa on productive capacity and should help to identify the comparative advantages of regions, countries, products in Africa, using the global and local value chains approach as well as South-South Cooperation. Competition, innovation and productivity growth should take into consideration objectives such as the reduction of poverty contained in the Millennium Development Goals and social cohesion.