Unleashed

The Economic Rise of South Korea

The task of building an economy from the ground up is not unique to African countries. South Korea, a country without prominent natural resources, is a brilliant success story of what can be achieved with strong leadership and economic vision.

In this episode, our host John Akhile, author of Unleashed: A New Paradigm of African Trade with the World, explains how African countries can follow the model laid out by South Korea. A pillar of this model includes switching from import substitution industrialization to focus earnestly on export-oriented industrialization.

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