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dc.contributor.advisorSteeves, Jeffreyen_US
dc.creatorFrimpong, Augustine Ananeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-09T12:19:36Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-04T04:36:59Z
dc.date.available2012-06-15T08:00:00Zen_US
dc.date.available2013-01-04T04:36:59Z
dc.date.created2011-05en_US
dc.date.issued2011-05en_US
dc.date.submittedMay 2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-06092011-121936en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis presents an analysis of the economic impact of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) in the textiles and apparel industry in Kenya and South Africa, and answers three consecutive questions. First, has AGOA been successful in reinforcing Kenya and South Africa’s reform efforts? Second, has AGOA been successful in facilitating the integration of Kenya and South Africa’s economy into the global economy? Finally, has AGOA been successful in promoting employment and poverty reduction in Kenya and South Africa? Using the textiles and apparel industry of the two countries as a case study, it was realised that AGOA has achieved much success in contributing to the reformation and integration of the economy of Kenya and South Africa into the global economy. However, it was found that AGOA’s success in promoting poverty reduction through economic activities such as trade, investment and employment in the two countries has been mixed. While AGOA has contributed positively to the promotion of economic activities in the textiles and apparel industry in Kenya, the economic problems facing the textiles and apparel industry in South Africa has been exacerbated by AGOA. This study is important because it draws attention to the economic achievements of AGOA in the textiles and apparel industry in Kenya and South Africa.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectpoverty reductionen_US
dc.subjecttradeen_US
dc.subjectinvestmenten_US
dc.subjectemploymenten_US
dc.subjectKenyaen_US
dc.subjectSouth Africaen_US
dc.titleThe African growth and opportunity act and the textiles and apparel industry in Kenya and South Africaen_US
thesis.degree.departmentPolitical Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKerr, William A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberStory, Donalden_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDeonandan, Kalowatieen_US


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