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Volume II: The Value Chain and Feasibility Analysis; Domestic Resource Cost Analysis

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Volume II: The Value Chain and Feasibility Analysis; Domestic Resource Cost Analysis

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PART I

Chapter 1: Introduction: Factors Affecting the International Competitiveness of Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zambia

The prospects for African manufacturing must be viewed within the context of the very rapid relative growth of both East Asian, and, more recently, South Asian manufacturing over the past two decades and the conditions under which such growth occurred, including the business climate and economic policy parameters such as exchange rates. Despite an upturn in output in Africa since 2005, Asian, and especially East Asian (including Chinese and Vietnamese), growth continues to outpace that of Africa.

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Chapter 2: Country Economic Profiles: Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zambia, China and Vietnam

Despite steady diversification and growth, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zambia reflect typical poorer developing economies still in early transition. China and Vietnam have seen rapid growth and continued economic improvements. While each economy felt the impact of the global financial crisis in 2008 differently, some have proved more resilient than others.

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Chapter 3: Comparative Value Chain and Economic Analysis of the Apparel Sector (Polo Shirts) in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zambia, China and Vietnam

The purpose of the garment products analysis is to assess the current competitiveness of the subsector and the main opportunities for moving from the current relative inefficiency and low competitiveness to reach a competitive production level in the medium term future.

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Chapter 4: Comparative Value Chain and Economic Analysis of the Leather Shoe Sector (Sheepskin Loafers) in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zambia, China and Vietnam

The purpose of the leather products analysis is to assess the current competitiveness of the subsector.

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Chapter 5: Comparative Value Chain and Economic Analysis of the Furniture/Wood Processing Sector (Chairs) in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zambia, China and Vietnam

The purpose of the wood products analysis is to assess the current competitiveness of the subsector and the main opportunities for moving from the current relative inefficiency and low competitiveness to reach a competitive production level in the medium term future.

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Chapter 6: Comparative Value Chain and Economic Analysis of the Metal Sector (Crown Cork) in Ethiopia, Zambia, China and Vietnam

The purpose of the crown cork products analysis is to assess the current competitiveness of the subsector and the main opportunities for maintaining and increasing competitiveness in the future.

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Chapter 7: Dairy Farming VCA and Potential for Expansion of Processed Milk Industry

The purpose of the dairy analysis is to assess the current competitiveness of the subsector and the main opportunities for maintaining and increasing competitiveness in the future.

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Chapter 8: Feasibility Study of the Domestic Production of Garments (Men’s Boxer Briefs) in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zambia

The purpose of this analysis is to determine the potential for competitive production of apparel in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zambia, particularly for the purpose of import substitution. This section conducts an outline feasibility study using boxer briefs production as a representative example of a product in the apparel industry that currently is not being produced domestically.

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Chapter 9: Feasibility Study of the Domestic Production of Padlocks in Ethiopia

The purpose of this analysis is to determine the potential for competitive production of solid brass, keyed padlocks in Ethiopia.

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Chapter 10: Feasibility Study of the Domestic Production of Sheepskin Leather Loafers in Zambia

The purpose of this analysis is to determine the potential for competitive production of leather products in Zambia. This chapter conducts an outline feasibility study using sheepskin leather loafer production as a representative example of a product in the industry that currently is not being produced domestically.

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Annexes

One: Terms of Reference for the Value Chain and Feasibility Analysis module

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Two: Country Profiles

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Three: Defining Small, Medium and Large Enterprises in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zambia, China and Vietnam

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Four: Product Technical Specifications

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Five: Import-Export Transaction and Freight Forwarding (Ethiopia)

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This study aims to develop practical insights to help some African countries to become competitive in light manufacturing. It draws on five analytical tools: research based on the Enterprise Surveys,

 

PART II: Domestic Resource Cost Analysis

The objective of this report is to develop a replicable methodology for pre-screening and selection of competitive industrial sub-sectors. The sub-sectors identified through prescreening would then be subjected to more detailed analysis to determine possible specific policy support measures.

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Annexes

One: Firm-level Cost Coefficients and Representative Tariff Rates: Ethiopia

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Two: Alternative Production and Export Growth Data: Ethiopia

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Three: Formal Specifications of Competitiveness Measures

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