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Expected Sector Outcomes

The following are expected to be realised as outcomes of the EAC industrialisation process in the EAC region:


Broad, Expected Long-term Outcomes / Impact

Progressively contribute to an increase in:

  1. The manufacturing industry’s contribution to the regional GDP, currently at an average of 9.7%, to an average of 25% in 2032. This growth will have multiplier effects on the agricultural and services sectors;
  2. Manufacturing-based employment currently at 456,000 to about 2.3 million in 2032;
  3. Regional GDP, currently at US$ 110.3 billion to about US$ 238.9 billion in 2032 (based on a projected annual GDP growth rate of 6%);
  4. GDP per capita currently at US$ 769 to US$ 1,300 in 2032 (based on a population growth rate of 2.8% annually);
  5. Manufactured value added per capita, currently at US$ 50 to US$ 258 in 2032; and
  6. The average score on the World Economic Forum Competitiveness Index currently at 3.4 to 4.5 in 2032.


Broad, Expected Immediate Outcomes / Impact

  1. Streamlined and coherent policy framework to support deepening of regional production systems and business linkages;
  2. Harmonised policies, strategies and business climate regarding Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) activities in the region;
  3. Strengthened institutional and policy management capacities of the major stakeholders;
  4. Reinforced capacities of the technical support institutions, business advice and consultancy centres;
  5. Establishment of new financial mechanisms and products for SME development and upgrading;
  6. Annual increase in employment by 10% in the manufacturing sector and new employment opportunities created indirectly in agricultural sector and services;
  7. Growth of industrial production at a minimum of 10-20% per year;
  8. Improved productivity, flexibility, strengthened managerial capacities and marketing skills, and the production costs mastered and cut down;
  9. Increased value added by 10-15% per year; and
  10. Enhanced exports capacities and imports substitution and stronger linkages across the priority value chains.

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