The three largest industrial producing countries today are the US, Japan and China. In the not too distant future China (with growth running consistently above just about everywhere else) will become the largest industrial producer. That doesn’t mean all industrial products in the world will or have to be produced in China. In fact some of the fastest growing industrial producers are running even faster than China. Growing global competition is driving re-location of industrial production, along with factor endowments. Industrial production depends more than other sectors on access to reliable infrastructure, especially electricity, water, transport and education and raw materials. Countries that get their investment climate right and create the incentive for innovation and specialization can look forward to industrial growth for years to come.
- Prepared the 2007 Industrial Policy Statement for Uganda;
- Conducted feasibility studies into sub-sector enterprises ranging from machinery manufacturing through to food, textiles and bio-based chemical processing;
- Value chain research and development including business models for food traceability systems;
- Policy briefing notes on the role of the industrial sector in economic growth;
- Identified binding constraints to industrial sector growth; and take a keen interest in policies and programs that stimulate sustainable industrial sector growth.