Prospects For Recovery And Sustainable Development In Africa

Prospects For Recovery And Sustainable Development In Africa

by Aguibou Yan Yansane
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313289956

ISBN-13: 9780313289958

Pub. Date: 04/16/1996

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Nine world-class experts on the African economy share their knowledge regarding the potential for real improvement and growth in food production and the development of grassroots economies that will benefit citizens as well as governments. Economic models that assume good incentives, infrastructure, entrepreneurial skills, and a level trading field cannot be

Overview

Nine world-class experts on the African economy share their knowledge regarding the potential for real improvement and growth in food production and the development of grassroots economies that will benefit citizens as well as governments. Economic models that assume good incentives, infrastructure, entrepreneurial skills, and a level trading field cannot be invoked. Structural adjustment in African countries has led to unintended consequences because the common people and the small farmers have not been consulted. Domestic food production, the crux of Africa's economic problem, has been downgraded because of the emphasis on export crops. To develop self-sufficiency and food security, African nations must mobilize domestic resources, improve the human resource capacity, and strengthen their scientific and technological bases. They must also cooperate in integration schemes rather than compete for the available Western aid.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313289958
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/16/1996
Series:
Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies: Contemporary Black Poets Series, #16
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)
Lexile:
1550L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Tables and Figures

Preface

Introduction: Are Alternative Development Strategies Suitable for Africa to Remedy Its Deepening Crisis? by A. Y. Yansané

International Institutions Experts' Views

Prospects for Africa's Economic Recovery and Development by Michel Doo Kingué

National Capacity Building and Long Term Development: The Role of Technical Cooperation in Africa by Stephen Adei

Comments of Discussants

Responses to and Impact of the Crisis of Development in Africa: Regional and Sectoral Perspectives

Extent of the Crisis and Structural Adjustment in Côte D'Ivoire, Senegal, and Guinea: Implications for One Another by A. Y. Yansané

Nigeria: Priorities and Prospects for the 1990s by Chukwuma F. Obidegwu

The Effects of Adjustment Measures on Nigerian Labor by Tayo Fashoyin

Global Formulae, Local Responses, Rural Economic Differentiation in Ghana by Gwendolyn Mikell

Macro-Modeling Aspects of Adjustment Policy Planning by Charles N'Cho-Oguie

Comments of Discussants

Reformulation of Models

An Alternative Framework for Adjustment with Transformation and Major Policy Directions and Policy Instruments by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

Toward an Alternative Development Strategy by Ann Seidman

The World Bank versus the Economic Commission of Africa: Is this Really a Conflict as to Development Strategy? by Robert S. Browne

Comments of Discussants

Writers' Views of Development in Africa

Is Development a Purely Empirical Concept or Also Teleological: A Perspective from We the Underdeveloped by Sylvia Wynter

Comments of Discussants

Conclusion by A.Y. Yansané

Selected Bibliography

Index

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