Fixing African Economies

Fixing African Economies : Policy Research for Development

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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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 158 x 228 x 24mm | 498.96g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 1588261484
  • 9781588261489

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.show more

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.show more