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Title:Incentives in African life
Author:Rivkin, A.
Periodical:Journal of African Administration
Geographic term:Subsaharan Africa
Subject:work attitudes
Abstract:Newly independent African governments are better able than colonial governments to persuade cultivators to adopt new techniques and to impose savings and labour programmes. Economic development programmes have encouraged the responsiveness to economic incentives: cash cropping, wage earning, trade and investment have become accepted elements in African life. The main incentive is an increased standard of living. But Africans will also require the inducement of fiscal and legal compulsions. The question thus arises of how to refine and make effective the incentives, rather than how to introduce them, in all but the most remote areas. The role of incentives is now how to finance increased rewards through increased productivity.