Foreign direct investment and local spillovers in the apparel sector in Sub-Saharan AfricaCornelia Staritz
Wien, Juni 2013
Foreign direct investment (FDI) in the apparel sector in several Sub-Saharan African countries has experienced significant growth in the context of preferential trade agreements. But expectations of FDI leading to spillovers to the local economy and the development of a locally-embedded apparel export industry have not materialized. A shift from FDI attraction through fiscal incentives to more strategic industrial policies that target FDI spillovers, local value added and linkages is urgently needed for broader local development effects.