Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/229288
Authors: 
Adu-Gyamfi, Richard
Asongu, Simplice
Mmusi, Tinaye Sonto
Wamalwa, Herbert
Mangori, Madei
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper No. 2020/64
Abstract: 
The objective of this research is to assess the extent to which export processing zones in Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe integrate the Sustainable Development Goals in their implementation and operations. We focused on four Sustainable Development Goals- gender equality, decent work, industry, and climate action. We interviewed four zone authorities, one in each country. A total of 12 firms in the agro-processing, textiles and garments, construction, and real estate sectors were also interviewed. All four zone authorities demonstrate a measure of environmental inclusiveness in their zone programmes. We found that firms in Kenya and Zimbabwe have a higher number of male than female employees, while zones in Tanzania employ more women. We propose that to promote sustainable development in these zones, policy action should concentrate on attracting firms that (are willing and able to) align with the particular Sustainable Development Goal that zone programmes are intended to achieve.
Subjects: 
export processing zones
sustainable development
Botswana
Kenya
SouthernAfrica
Tanzania
Zimbabwe
JEL: 
O25
O55
O57
Q01
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-821-4
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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