Africa s Recovery in the 1990s

Third, while recovery at the aggregate level is yet not apparent, in many countries of Africa there is scattered but ... Two issues, however, remain central to the success of Africa's recovery in the 1990's: a greater external support ...

Africa   s Recovery in the 1990s

While the design of adjustment policies in the latter part of the 1980s has generally shown greater attention to their impact on growth and social implications, this book argues that several orthodox adjustment policies are still incongruent with long-term development in Africa. It goes on to discuss a development strategy which could lead to a much awaited economic recovery and improvement in social conditions in Africa in the 1990s drawing its conclusions from a general theoretical discussion and national case-studies.

Africa s Recovery in the 1990s

While the design of adjustment policies in the latter part of the 1980s has generally shown greater attention to their impact on growth and social implications, this book argues that several orthodox adjustment policies are still ...

Africa   s Recovery in the 1990s

While the design of adjustment policies in the latter part of the 1980s has generally shown greater attention to their impact on growth and social implications, this book argues that several orthodox adjustment policies are still incongruent with long-term development in Africa. It goes on to discuss a development strategy which could lead to a much awaited economic recovery and improvement in social conditions in Africa in the 1990s drawing its conclusions from a general theoretical discussion and national case-studies.

The Politics of Transition in Africa

... Privatization and Public Enterprise Performance in Developing Countries ' Development Policy Review , 10 : 403–08 ; Giovanni Andrea Cornia , Ralph van der Hoeven and Thandika Mkandawire ( 1992 ) , Africa's Recovery in the 1990s ...

The Politics of Transition in Africa

Publ. in association with Review of African Political Economy

Development Perspectives for the 1990s

are certainly in favour of adjustment policies that will address the current economic problems given their commitments to the African Priority Programme for Economic Recovery, 1986–1990 (APPER) adopted by the OAU Heads of State in July ...

Development Perspectives for the 1990s

The most pressing problem for most developing countries is how to reverse the adverse trends of the 1980s and create the conditions for sustainable development. The contributors to this volume bring a great variety of experience, background and interest to bear on this issue. Considerable attention is given to the design of appropriate structural adjustment programmes and the role of debt reduction, food aid and the European Community in this context. The need for an adaptive evolutionary approach to problems of development is, perhaps, the central theme to the volume.

Recovery in Africa

Recovery in Africa


Africa s Choices

Adebayo Adedeji, lecture in Kaduna, Nigeria, reported in West Africa, 11–17 November 1991. 2. Basil Davidson, The Black Man's ... G.A. Cornia, R. van der Hoeven and T. Mkandawire, Africa's Recovery in the 1990s, Geneva, 1992. 16.

Africa s Choices

This book provides an account of actual African experience and African criticisms. It is designed to examine the actual viability of the World Bank's structural adjustment strategies for Africa, all of which were designed to encourage export-led growth.

Agenda for Africa s Economic Renewal

779–92 ; Giovanni Andrea Cornia , Rolph van der Hoeven , and Thandika Mkandawire . eds . , Africa's Recovery in the 1990s : From Stagnation and Adjustment to Human Development ( New York : St. Martin's Press , 1993 ) ; and Nicolas van ...

Agenda for Africa s Economic Renewal

In Agenda for Africa's Economic Renewal, ten experts from Africa, Europe, and the United States look beyond structural adjustment and identify the strategic elements that are needed to engineer Africa's economic recovery in the coming years. Starting from the considerable degree of consensus among policymakers and scholars about what ails African economies, the authors analyze the key choices that need to be made in the critical areas of agriculture, trade and industry, state capacity, and the social sectors. The authors consider these strategic priorities in the extremely fragile environment of democratic rule in many countries of the region, and they stress the long overdue need to focus directly on the political implications of economic policy choices.

The Dialectics of Transformation in Africa

... “Explaining African Economic Performance,” Journal of Economic Literature 37 (1999): 64–111; Eva Jesperson, “External Shocks, Adjustment Policies and Economic and Social Performance,” in Africa's Recovery in the 1990s: From ...

The Dialectics of Transformation in Africa

A discussion of political and religious crisis in Africa, this book covers such topics as democratic transition, good governance, civil society and the African renaissance. Elias K. Bongmba proposes humanistic interventions centred on the recovery of interpersonal relations and seeks to understand the ongoing struggles in Africa.

Politics and Society in Contemporary Africa

Eva Jesperson , “ External Shocks , Adjustment Policies , and Economic and Social Performance , ” in Giovanni Cornia , Rolph van der Hoeven , and Thandika Mkandawire , eds . , Africa's Recovery in the 1990s ( New York : St. Martin's ...

Politics and Society in Contemporary Africa

Africa has undergone significant political, economic, and social change since the first edition of this book was published in early 1988. Now revised and updated throughout, this new edition includes current economic, social, and political data, as well as entirely new sections on the dismantling of apartheid, civil society, democratization and multiparty politics, economic reform and structural adjustment, and the prospects for African development in the twenty-first century. Review comments on the first edition: 'Required reading for any course on politics and society of the African continent' West Africa. 'The best available textbook on the subject ... this volume stands unchallenged in its comprehensiveness and sophistication.' - Choice

From Adjustment To Development In Africa

Ndlela, D.B. (1990), 'Macro-policies for Appropriate Technology in Zimbabwean Industry', in F. Stewart, H. Thomas and T. ... in G.A Cornia, R. van der Hoeven and T. Mkandawire (eds), Africa's Recovery in the 1990s: From Stagnation and ...

From Adjustment To Development In Africa

This book considers the principal sources of agreement and disagreement among policymakers and analysts concerning the current economic problems of Sub-Saharan Africa. A distinguished collection of international and African authors, including economists from the IMF and the World Bank, as well as their critics, addresses the key policy issues in agriculture, trade, macroeconomic management, social issues, privatization, external capital flow, and political economy. An introductory interpretive essay searches for areas of consensus and identifies those of continuing controversy.

The Elusive Prince of Denmark

Structural Adjustment and the Crisis of Governance in Africa Adebayo O. Olukoshi ... in G. Cornia , T. Mkandawire and R. van der Hoeven ( eds ) , Africa's Recovery in the 1990s : From Stagnation and Adjustment to Human Development .

The Elusive Prince of Denmark

Background context to the governance debate

African Economies in Transition

(1990) 'Supply Response in the Context of Structural Adjustment in Sub-Saharan Africa', African Economic Research Consortium ... R. van der Hoeven and T. Mkandawire (eds), Africa's Recovery in the 1990s, New York: St Martin's Press.

African Economies in Transition

An authoritative assessment of the reform efforts in African economies during the 1980s and early 1990s, with the focus on economic liberalization in those socialist countries which began from a position of pervasive state intervention. A companion theoretical volume (0-333-66545-7) examines the changing role of the state during the period of transition. This volume examines the important debate on agricultural reforms in the period, and provides in-depth country studies of the transition economies, covering Congo, Madagascar, Tanzania and the impact of war on transition in Angola and Mozambique. These books are the first in an important new series in association with the Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford.

Neoliberalism and Globalization in Africa

In Africa's recovery in the 1990s: From stagnation and adjustment to human development, ed. G. A. Cornia, R. va der Hoeven, and T. Mkandawire, 246–71. New York: St. Martin's. Cox, R. 1987. Production, power, and world order.

Neoliberalism and Globalization in Africa

This book looks at Africa's involvement in contemporary neoliberal globalization, paying particular attention to the social, economic, political, and cultural cost of the unbalanced structure of global wealth and power between Africa and the rest of the world.

Industrializing Africa

For its part , the international community came up with the United Nations Program of Action for African Economic Recovery and Development ( UN - PAAERD ) 1986-1990 of 1986 , a North - South compact for Africa aimed at united action to ...

Industrializing Africa

"The book is a gold mine of information (for a region where information is hard to come by) for potential investors, governments, consulting firms, R&D institutions, universities and individuals interested in African affairs."--BOOK JACKET.

Writing African History

35. Sub - Saharan Africa : From Crisis to Sustainable Growth . Washington DC : The World Bank , 1989 . 36. G. A. Cornia , et al . ( eds . ) , Africa's Recovery in the 1990s : From Stagnation and Adjustment to Human Development ( UNICEF ...

Writing African History

A comprehensive evaluation of how to read African history.

Borderlands of Economics

Cornia, G.A., Van der Hoeven, R. and Mkandawire, T. (1992) Africa's Recovery in the 1990s: From Stagnation and Adjustment to Human Development, Basingstoke: Macmillan. Cuddington,J.T. (1986) Capital Flight:Estimates, Issues, ...

Borderlands of Economics

In recent years there has been increasing discontent with the abstract nature of mainstream economics. Not only does this make the subject less relevant to real issues, it drives a wedge between economics and other disciplines ostensibly addressing the same issues. Borderlands of Economics explores the ways in which economics might be reconnected, both with the real world and with other disciplines.

Continent of Mothers Continent of Hope

Boahen , A. Adu ( 1990 ) ' Colonialism in Africa : Its Impact and Significance ' , in General History of Africa ... Rolf van der Hoeven and Thandika Mkandawire ( eds ) ( 1992 ) Africa's Recovery in the 1990s : From Stagnation and ...

Continent of Mothers  Continent of Hope

Cutting through the Western media's stereotype picture of Africa as a continent wracked only by civil conflict and AIDS, Torild Skard has written an engrossing introduction to a continent in change. Based on her extensive travels through the region, Skard combines eyewitness accounts, lively description and deeply informed insight to portray the human reality of Africa today. With honesty, cultural sensitivity, and a commitment especially to women, she frankly describes the social, health, and other problems experienced by its people, but also the sources of hope for the future represented by courageous individuals, community-level projects, and programs being implemented in the region.

African Foreign Policy and Diplomacy from Antiquity to the 21st Century

performance made gains during the first decade of independence, economic decline and malaise in Africa followed soon ... Economic Recovery (APPER) 1986–1990 (APPER later became the UN Programme of Action for Africa's Economic Recovery ...

African Foreign Policy and Diplomacy from Antiquity to the 21st Century

This book offers a continent-wide examination of Africa's foreign policy and diplomacy, addressing the relevance of its many languages, precolonial history, traditional value systems, and previous international relationships. * Presents an exhaustive assessment of all the African nations and their international relations from the perspective of African history and the continent's traditions of statecraft * Contains fascinating information regarding Africa's natural resource base, its status as the "Cradle of Humankind," descriptions of Africa as ''The Dark Continent," Africa's paradoxes, and the reasons for Africa's isolation, exploitation, impoverishment, and marginalization * Six charts provide handy reference to topics such as territories and regions adjacent to Africa in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, dates of independence, status, and leaders of African countries at independence and now, and years of political independence of Sub-Saharan African countries * Includes six useful maps, including a world map and physical, historical, colonial, regional and political maps of Africa

Alternative Development Strategies in SubSaharan Africa

Writing down the African external debt, most of it to governments not banks, and 'freeing', as well as significantly expanding, official development assistance could make a major contribution to African recovery in the 1990s.

Alternative Development Strategies in SubSaharan Africa

The World Bank and the IMF dominate policy-making in Africa today. This book considers the consistency between their adjustment policies and long-run development needs, with an analysis of country experience. An alternative development strategy is proposed.