Sustaining Long-Run Growth and Macroeconomic Stability in Low-Income Countries—The Role of Structural Transformation and Diversification

Date: March 7, 2014
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Summary:Diversification and structural transformation play important roles in influencing the macroeconomic performance of low-income countries (LICs). Increases in income per capita at early stages of development are typically accompanied by a transformation in a country’s production and export structure. This can include diversification into new products and trading partners as well as increases in the quality of existing products.

Series : Policy Paper
Subject(s): Economic growth | Exports | Agricultural sector | Manufacturing sector | Fiscal reforms | Export diversification | Low-income developing countries

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