Africa and IMF Conditionality: The Unevenness of Compliance, 1983-2000

Africa and IMF Conditionality: The Unevenness of Compliance, 1983-2000

by Kwame Akonor
     
 

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Ghana was one of the first African countries to adopt a comprehensive IMF reform program and the one that has sustained adjustment longest. Yet, questions of Ghana's compliance - to what extent did it comply, how did it manage compliance, what patterns of non-compliance existed, and why? - have not been systematically investigated and remain poorly understood.

Overview

Ghana was one of the first African countries to adopt a comprehensive IMF reform program and the one that has sustained adjustment longest. Yet, questions of Ghana's compliance - to what extent did it comply, how did it manage compliance, what patterns of non-compliance existed, and why? - have not been systematically investigated and remain poorly understood.

This book argues that understanding the domestic political environment is crucial in explaining why compliance, or the lack thereof, occurs. Akonor maintains that compliance with IMF conditionality in Ghana has had high political costs and thus, non-compliance occurred once the political survival of a regime was at stake.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781135526030
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/13/2013
Series:
African Studies
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Kwame Akonor is Associate Professor of Political Science at Seton Hall University. He is also founding director of the New York-based African Development Institute, a non-governmental "think-tank" devoted to critical analyses of--and solutions to--the problems of development in Africa.

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