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Laterite presented at the UNU Wider Conference on industrialization and exports in developing countries, entitled "Learning to Compete". Click here to see the conference website.

The topic of our presentation: Rwanda's exports sector. We were in a panel called "Exports, Learning and Industrialization" and discussed findings from a paper that we completed last year on Rwanda's merchandise exports sector (click here to read the paper).

 

Our presentation (UNU Wider presentation) gives a brief overview of the structure of Rwanda's export sector and highlights some structural points with interesting implications for testing the "learning-by-exporting" hypothesis (the focus of the panel), which we believe is not a very relevant question for policy makers in a country like Rwanda and is close to impossible to measure given the structure of Rwanda's exports sector.