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Title:Africa's recovery in the 1990s: from stagnation and adjustment to human development
Editors:Cornia, Giovanni AndreaISNI
Hoeven, Rolph van derISNI
Mkandawire, ThandikaISNI
City of publisher:Houndmills
ISBN:0333573153; 0312086318; 0333573161
Geographic terms:Burkina Faso
economic policy
Abstract:The policy reforms in Africa in the 1980s have produced limited results. Several orthodox policies, this book argues, have proven incongruent with long-term development and have thus indirectly contributed to the poor economic and social performance of Africa in the 1980s. The first chapter discusses the variety of adjustment experiences in sub-Saharan Africa during the past decade. The next five chapters describe in more detail the development in five African countries: Burkina Faso, Niger, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. As an alternative approach to policymaking in Africa in the 1990s, the last seven chapters identify a viable long-term development strategy focusing on the redistribution of assets and enlarged access to basic services and inputs; the widening of production structures and, particularly, the revitalization of the food crop sector; and greater export substitution and regional import substitution. The book also identifies short-term policies which are consistent with this long-term approach. Contributors: G.A. Cornia, R. van der Hoeven, Thandika Mkandawire, E. Jespersen, Kimseyinga Savadogo, C. Wetta, Kiari Liman Tinguiri, Jumanne Hamisi Wagao, Venkatesh Seshamani, R. Davies, D. Sanders, T. Shaw, Sanjaya Lall, Benno Ndulu, J. de Jong, and F. Stewart.