From Conflict to Recovery in Africa

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War has destroyed the hopes and lives of millions of Africans. How can we help Africa's communities to recover? How can we ensure that recovery from conflict benefits the poor and not just a narrow elite? These are just some of the vital questions asked and answered in this important new book, which is one of the first to thoroughly examine recovery from conflict in Africa.
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Meet the Author

Tony Addison is Deputy Director of the World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) of the United Nations University. He was previously Director of the Programme in Quantitative Development Economics at the University of Warwick, UK, and has been on the economics faculties of the universities of Warwick and London (School of Oriental and African Studies). He has also been a research fellow at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London, and has acted as consultant for DFID, ILO, UNICEF, and the World Bank. His current interests are in reconstruction from conflict, fiscal policy in low-income countries, and the debt problems of poor countries.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Themes
1. Introduction and Overview, Tony Addison
2. From Conflict to Recovery?, Tony Addison
Part II: Reconstructing Communities
3. From Humanitarian Assistance to Poverty Reduction in Angola, Mário Adauta de Sousa, Tony Addison, Björn Ekman, and Åsa Stenman
4. Rebuilding Rural Livelihoods and Social Capital in Mozambique, Clara de Sousa
5. Displaced Communities and the Reconstruction of Livelihoods in Eritrea, Gaim Kibreab
6. Demobilization, Land, and Household Livelihoods in Ethiopia, Daniel Ayalew, Stefan Dercon, and Pramila Krishnan
7. Selecting Priorities for Poverty Reduction and Human Development in Ethiopia, Arne Bigsten
Part III: Revitalizing Private Sectors
8. Angola's Incomplete Transition, Renato Aguilar
9. The Agrarian Question in Mozambique's Transition and Reconstruction, Marc Wuyts
10. Privatization and Economic Strategy in Mozambique, Carlos Castel-Branco and Chris Cramer, with Degol Hailu
11. Ethiopia's New Financial Sector and its Regulation, Tony Addison and Alemayehu Geda
Part IV: Transforming States
12. Building New States: Lessons from Eritrea, Göte Hansson
13. Reconstruction, Reform, and State Capacity in Guinea-Bissau, Jens Kovsted and Finn Tarp
14. The Fiscal Dimensions of Ethiopia's Transition and Reconstruction, David Bevan
15. Overcoming the Fiscal Crisis of the African State, Tony Addison and Leonce Ndikumana
Part V: Conclusions
16. Communities, Private Sectors, and States, Tony Addison

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