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Value Chains in Sub-Saharan AfricaMozambique’s Megaproject-Based Economic Model: Still Struggling with Uneven Development?

Value Chains in Sub-Saharan Africa: Mozambique’s Megaproject-Based Economic Model: Still... [Megaprojects in aluminium production, coal and natural gas extraction, and hydropower generation play a key role in the Mozambican economy. Based on the concepts of global value chains and linkages, this chapter shows that remarkable transformations are taking place in these sectors, including the expansion of production, the attraction of FDI and the emergence of new players from the Global South who now compete with transnational companies from traditional economic partner countries of Mozambique. The authors highlight potentials (in terms of economic transformation, especially positive side effects through the provision of electricity and rehabilitation of transport infrastructure) as well as drawbacks and limits to Mozambique’s megaprojects. The latter go beyond the low participation of domestic small and medium enterprises, comprising as well a variety of economic, political and social challenges. The chapter concludes with recommendations for improving the megaproject-based economic model.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Value Chains in Sub-Saharan AfricaMozambique’s Megaproject-Based Economic Model: Still Struggling with Uneven Development?

Editors: Scholvin, Sören; Black, Anthony; Revilla Diez, Javier; Turok, Ivan

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
ISBN
978-3-030-06205-7
Pages
95 –113
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-06206-4_7
Publisher site
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Abstract

[Megaprojects in aluminium production, coal and natural gas extraction, and hydropower generation play a key role in the Mozambican economy. Based on the concepts of global value chains and linkages, this chapter shows that remarkable transformations are taking place in these sectors, including the expansion of production, the attraction of FDI and the emergence of new players from the Global South who now compete with transnational companies from traditional economic partner countries of Mozambique. The authors highlight potentials (in terms of economic transformation, especially positive side effects through the provision of electricity and rehabilitation of transport infrastructure) as well as drawbacks and limits to Mozambique’s megaprojects. The latter go beyond the low participation of domestic small and medium enterprises, comprising as well a variety of economic, political and social challenges. The chapter concludes with recommendations for improving the megaproject-based economic model.]

Published: May 10, 2019

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