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Development Research Briefs - Enhancing the Competitiveness of Four African Economies: Botswana, Mauritius, Namibia, and Tunisia


The competitiveness of most African countries lags behind other regions. This constrains their ability to cope with external shocks. Indeed, the challenge of the continent has been exacerbated by the 2007-2009 global financial and economic crisis. This leaves a clear role for the Bank to assist Africa in addressing these challenges and to sustain the growth momentum through policy support and capacity building. Given the critical role that knowledge plays in promoting dynamic and sustained economic growth, the study aims to promote knowledge generation and dissemination as part of the process of enriching policy formation and implementation.

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