The period from 1960 to 2000 was one of remarkable growth and transformation in the world economy. Why did most of Sub-Saharan Africa fail to develop over this period? Why did a few small African economies succeed spectacularly? The Political Economy of Economic Growth in Africa, 1960–2000 is by far the most ambitious and comprehensive assessment of Africa's post-independence economic performance to date. Volume 2 supports and extends the analysis of African economic growth presented in the first volume by providing twenty-six case studies of individual African economies. The book is broken into three parts based on the three main types of economy found in Sub-Saharan Africa: landlocked, coastal and resource-rich. Eighteen of the case studies are contained in the book and a further eight are included on an accompanying CD-Rom. This is an invaluable resource for researchers and policy-makers concerned with the economic development of Africa.
"The book is chock-full of fascinating data, interesting hypotheses, and country details; it is a rich review of Africa's troubled postcolonial economic history that will be a reference and an inspiration for political economists for years to come." - Nicolas Van de Walle, Foreign Affairs
List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; 1. Overview Stephen A. O'Connell; Part I. Landlocked Economies: 2. Why has Burundi grown so slowly? The political economy of redistribution Janvier D. Nkurunziza and Floribert Ngaruko; 3. Cotton, war and growth in Chad (1960–2000) Jean-Paul Azam and Nadjiounoum Djimtoingar; 4. The political economy of growth in Ethiopia Alemayehu Geda; 5. Man-made opportunities and growth in Malawi Chinyamata Chipeta and Mjedo Mkandawire; 6. Climate vulnerability, political instability, investment and growth in a landlocked, Sahelian economy: Niger, 1960–2000 Ousmane Samba Mamadou and Mahaman Sani Yakoubou; 7. Explaining Sudan's economic growth performance Ali Abdel Gadir Ali and Ibrahim A. Elbadawi; 8. Restarting and sustaining growth in a post-conflict economy: the case of Uganda Louis A. Kasekende and Michael Atingi-Ego; Part II. Coastal Economies: 9. Economic growth in Ghana: 1960–2000 Ernest Aryeetey and Augustin K. Fosu; 10. Explaining African economic growth performance: the case of Kenya Francis M. Mwega and Njuguna S. Ndung'u; 11. A shared growth story of economic success: the case of Mauritius Shyam Nath and Yeti Nisha Madhoo; 12. State control and poor economic growth performance in Senegal Mansour Ndiaye; 13. Tanzania: explaining four decades of episodic growth Nkunde Mwase and Benno Ndulu; 14. Togo: lost opportunities for growth Tchabouré Aimé Gogué and Kodjo Evlo; Part III. Resource-rich Economies: 15. The indigenous developmental state and growth in Botswana Gervase S. Maipose and Thalepo C. Matsheka; 16. The political economy of Cameroon's post-independence growth experience Georges Kobou, Dominique Njinkeu and Bruno Powo Fosso; 17. Explaining economic growth in Africa: the case of Guinea Sékou F. Doumbouya and Fodé Camara; 18. Explaining African economic growth performance: the case of Nigeria Milton A. Iyoha and Dickson E. Oriakhi; 19. Sierra Leone's economic growth performance, 1961–2000 Victor A. B. Davies; Index. On the CD-Rom: Appendix to Part I - Landlocked Economies: 20. Analyzing Growth in Burkina Faso over the Last Four Decades Kimseyinga Savadogo, Siaka Coulibaly and Coleen A. McCracken; 21. Mali: Du 'tout Etat' à la croissance invisible Massa Coulibaly and Amadou Diarra; Appendix to Part II - Coastal Economies: 22. Economic Growth in Benin: Lost Opportunities Antonin S. Dossou, Jean-Yves Sinzogan and Sylviane Mensah; 23. Explication de la Croissance en Cote d'Ivoire Kouadio Benie Marcel; 24. Mozambique's Growth Performance, 1960–96 Clara de Sousa and José Sulemane; Appendix to Part III - Resource-rich Economies: 25. Croissance off-shore au Congo et Economie Rentière Célestin Tsassa and Benjamin Yamb; 26. A case study of Namibia Tekaligne Godana and John E. Odada; 27. Zambia Inyambo Mwanawina and James Mulungushi.