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Good growth and governance in Africa : rethinking development strategies

Author: Akbar Noman; et al
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why has the economic growth performance of Sub-Saharan Africa been disappointing on balance over the past 50 years? More importantly, what can be done to reverse that trend and to sustain and improve upon the accelerated growth experienced in recent years? What are the possibilities and policies for Africa to reduce poverty and achieve sustained, rapid economic growth? What are the lessons of success in both Africa
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Akbar Noman; et al
ISBN: 0199698562 9780199698561 0199698570 9780199698578
OCLC Number: 794372455
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 587 p. :) : ill
Contents: PART I: INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW ; 1. Strategies for African Development ; PART II: GOVERNANCE, INSTITUTIONS AND THE STATE ; 2. Governance and Growth: History, Ideology and Methods of Proof ; 3. Institutional Monocroping and Monotasking in Africa ; 4. Governance and Growth Challenges for Africa ; 5. States and Markets: Neoliberal Limitations and the Case for a Developmental State ; 6. The African Economic Growth Record, and the Roles of Policy Syndromes and Governance ; PART III: TECHNOLOGY, INDUSTRIAL AND TRADE POLICIES ; 7. Dynamic Capacity Development: What Africa Can Learn from Industrial Policy Formulation in East Asia ; 8. How can Low-Income Countries Accelerate their Catch-up with High-Income Countries? The Case for Open-Economy Industrial Policy ; 9. Institutional Capacity and Policy Choices for Latecomer Technology Development ; 10. State-Business Relations, Investment Climate Reform and Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa ; 11. Africa, Industrial Policy and Export Processing Zones: Lessons from Asia ; 12. South African Post-Apartheid Policies Towards Industrialization: Tentative Implications for Other African Countries ; 13. Issues in Africa's Industrial Policy Process ; 14. Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright? Industrial Policy Lessons from Ireland for Small African Economies ; PART IV: EMPLOYMENT AND HUMAN CAPITAL ; 15. Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons to be Learnt from the East Asian Experience ; 16. Skills Development for Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Pragmatic Perspective ; PART V: INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT ; 17. Economic Liberalization and Constraints to Development in Sub-Saharan Africa ; 18. The Emerging Asian Giants and Economic Development in Africa
Responsibility: edited by Akbar Noman ... [et al.].

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This volume examines the history of developmental policy in Sub-Saharan Africa and considers how different policy options might generate sustained economic growth and reduce poverty. It documents and  Read more...

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