Three Factors That Make African Industrialization Different

May 12, 2014

Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), explains why industrialization is important in Africa’s transformation and which factors will make its industrialization unique.

Lopes participated in the Yale African Development Colloquium presented by the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, (April 13- 15, 2014). To learn more about the center, visit

This video is part of the Yale Global Perspective series. To learn more about Yale and Africa, visit