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  • Light Manufacturing in Tanzaniaby Hinh T. Dinh; Celestin Monga

    World Bank Publications 2013; US$ 19.99

    Light Manufacturing in Tanzania argues that for Tanzania to remain one of the fastest growing economies in Sub-Saharan Africa, it has to make progress in the structural transformation that can lift workers from low-productivity agriculture and the informal sector to higher productivity activities. Manufacturing, which has been the main vehicle throughout... more...

  • Light Manufacturing in Africaby Hinh T. Dinh; Vincent Palmade; Vandana Chandra

    World Bank Publications 2012; US$ 19.99

    This book examines how light manufacturing can offer a viable solution for Sub-Saharan Africa’s need for structural transformation and productive job creation, given its potential competitiveness based on low wage costs and an abundance of natural resources that supply raw materials needed for industries. Based on five different analytical tools... more...

  • Performance of Manufacturing Firms in Africaby Hinh T. Dinh; George R. G. Clarke

    World Bank Publications 2012; US$ 24.99

    Performance of Manufacturing Firms in Africa: An Empirical Analysis sheds light on the characteristics of formal and informal manufacturing firms in Africa by comparing these firms with firms in other regions. Drawing on two data sources, the authors find that there is a very low share of manufacturing in GDP in Africa and in African exports. Most... more...

  • Light Manufacturing in Zambiaby Hinh T. Dinh; Praveen Kumar; Anna Morris

    World Bank Publications 2013; US$ 19.99

    This book argues that light manufacturing is appropriate for a resource-based country like Zambia. While Zambia's recent growth has been impressive, it has not been accompanied with adequate job creation. Long-term job creation in copper production is very small; links to the rest of the economy tend to be weak as well. Besides, the development... more...

  • Tales from the Development Frontierby Hinh T. Dinh; Thomas G. Rawski; Ali Zafar

    World Bank Publications 2013; US$ 29.99

    Despite widespread agreement among economists that labor-intensive manufacturing has contributed mightily to rapid development in China and other fast-growing economies, most developing countries have had little success in raising the share of manufacturing in production, employment, or exports. Tales from the Development Frontier recounts efforts... more...

  • Light Manufacturing in Vietnamby Hinh T. Dinh; Deepak Mishra; Le Duy Binh

    World Bank Publications 2014; US$ 19.99

    Based on a wide array of quantitative and qualitative techniques, Light Manufacturing in Vietnam identifies key constraints on manufacturing enterprises in Vietnam and evaluates differences in firm performance across China and Vietnam. The authors argue that, to continue on the high economic growth path of the past, Vietnam needs to address fundamental... more...

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