Fixing African Economies : Policy Research for Development
When African countries embarked on the first round of structural adjustments in the 1980s and 1990s, there was little opportunity to first determine what programs would work where - instead, governments reluctantly implemented policies that were imposed by international financial institutions and based on theoretical models. The ensuing process was eventful - and the results checkered. Now, however, it is possible to learn from a decade of research on the actual impacts of economic policy changes. The authors of this book report on programs across Africa, focusing on the research/policy connection in the context of measurable results. Their challenging goal is to contribute to the design and implementation of more productive, more equitable development strategies.
- Hardback | 240 pages
- 158 x 228 x 24mm | 498.96g
- 30 Nov 2003
- Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
- Boulder, CO, United States
- illustrated Edition
Table of contents
Fixing African Economies: The Research-Policy Connection - L.C. Phillips and D. Seck. Ghana: Promoting Accountability and Transparency in Government Behavior - F.O. Boadu, V.K. Nyanteng, B. Bimpong-Buta, and M. Nadler. Nigeria: Understanding Attitudes Toward Democracy and Markets - M. Bratton and P.M. Lewis. Kenya: Policy Research and Policy Reform - T.C.I. Ryan. Tanzania: Policy Research and the Mining Boom - S.M. Wangwe, H.H. Semboja, and L.C. Phillips. Madagascar: Using Policy Research in Formulating Tax Policy - P. Andrianomahana and C. Gray. Ghana and Uganda: Considering Monetary and Exchange Rate Policies - C.D. Jebuni, P. Musinguzi, and J.D. Stryker. South Africa: Policy-Oriented Research on Labor Markets and Poverty - H. Bhorat. Conclusion - L.C. Phillips and D. Seck.
About Lucie C. Phillips
Lucie C. Phillips, a development economist, is president of International Business Initiatives. Diery Seck is director of the UN African Institute for Economic Development and Planning, Senegal.