From Crisis to Growth in Africa

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This book is concerned with the problem of achieving sustained economic growth in thirteen African countries.These are divided into three groups: the war stricken economics, the reform strugglers and the growth seekers.

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Table of Contents

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Notes on contributors
1 Introduction 1
Pt. I The war-stricken economies 23
2 Angola: a history of oil, war and economy policy 25
3 Guinea-Bissau: a rocky road to reform and stability 41
4 Ethiopian reforms: government legitimacy, economic growth and development 52
5 Eritrean reforms: a struggle for sustained independence and economic growth 73
Pt. II The reform strugglers 95
6 Kenya's growth prospects: the basic constraints 97
7 Cape Verde: reform policy and growth in a small remote island economy 110
8 Explaining Zambia's elusive growth: credibility gap, external shocks or reluctant donors? 132
9 From stagnation to growth in Tanzania: breaking the vicious circle of high aid and bad governance? 147
10 The Post-Washington Consensus in Mozambique 169
11 Investment, productivity growth and structural adjustment in Zimbabwe 194
Pt. III The growth seekers 215
12 Has Uganda taken off? 217
13 Can South Africa break the deadlock? 229
14 Foreign dependency and high-speed growth in Lesotho 248
Epilogue: development cooperation with Africa in the twenty-first century 268
Index 278
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