How technology is disrupting manufacturing-led development

How technology is disrupting manufacturing-led development

Advances in technology and changing trade patterns are affecting opportunities for export-led manufacturing.

By JAMES RATEMO

Technology and globalization are changing how manufacturing contributes to development, and the sector should be braced for massive disruption, a World Bank Group report indicates.

The report, Trouble in the Making? The Future of Manufacturing-Led Development indicates that changing technologies and shifting globalization patterns are destined to reshape manufacturing-led development strategies, and we will need to embrace this change rather than fear it.

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Is coal energy viable for Kenya?

Is coal energy viable for Kenya?

The economic and business case for mega-plants is shaky, even for the ‘planet-friendly’ wind farms such as in Turkana.

By DAVID OBURA

What do the classic indicators of income or economic activity, such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP), or Gross National Income (GNI), really measure? One perspective is that they show how much a country, or group of people, has harnessed energy and material goods in the service of its people or members. A traditional hut, a first-owner home in Nairobi’s South C and the mansions in Runda show this eloquently.

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