Privatization and Sustainable Economic Growth and Human Development in Developing Countries

Privatization and Sustainable Economic Growth and Human Development in Developing Countries : A Case Study from Tanzania

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Privatization and Sustainable Development in Developing Countries: A Case Study From Tanzania, by Richard J. Mushi and Maurice Y. Mongkuo, provides an in-depth assessment of the impact of sustainable development reform through privatization of public functions on economic growth and human development in a developing country setting. Using the United Republic of Tanzania as a country-specific case study, a longitudinal comparison of the economic growth and human development trends during the period when the government adopted a non-privatized management strategy to a period when it embarked on a privatized management strategy, the authors found that, with the exception of dead rate, reform through privatization of public functions seem to have resulted in sustained economic growth and human development over time.show more

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  • Hardback | 148 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 385.55g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739165550
  • 9780739165553

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This path-breaking study provides important insights regarding the relationship between economic growth and improvements in the quality of life of ordinary Tanzanian citizens. The authors' find that government policies promoting private sector investment also led to increased educational attainment and life expectancy between 1991 and 2003. This conclusion will undoubtedly spur additional research examining the experience of other countries. The study will also add fuel to the ongoing debate about how to develop policies that result in more equitable distribution of the benefits of twenty-first century economic globalization. -- James B. Stewart, Professor Emeritus at Pennsylvania State University, Greater Allegheny Privatization, Sustainable Economic Growth, and Human Development in Developing Countries is a "must read" for researchers, scholars, and development studies students whose focus is on Africa and other developing areas of the world. The authors certainly articulate the role of the private sector in the sustainability of economic prosperity and the capacity building in developing countries. It must be emphasized that this book is particularly useful to students who are seeking development models that can be operationalized in an African community. The book is strongly recommended for research libraries, university libraries, scholars, mid-management development officers, and both governmental and non-governmental entities. -- Valentine James, Clarion University of Pennsylvaniashow more

About Richard J. Mushi

Richard J. Mushi is assistant professor of rural public policy and planning at the Mississippi Valley State University. Maurice Y. Mongkuo is associate professor of public administration at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 About the Authors Chapter 2 Foreword Chapter 3 Acknowledgments Chapter 4 Introduction Chapter 5 Chapter One: Public Management Reform for Sustainable Development Chapter 6 Chapter Two: Sustainable Development Reform for Economic Growth Chapter 7 Chapter Three: Sustainable Development Reform for Human Development Chapter 8 Chapter Four: Economic Growth and Human Development Debate Chapter 9 Chapter Five: Privatization of Public Goods and Services Chapter 10 Chapter Six: The Public-Private Partnership Concept Chapter 11 Chapter Seven: Research Methodology Chapter 12 Chapter Eight: Research Findings and Conclusions Chapter 13 Chapter Nine: Discussion and Prospects for Future Research Chapter 14 Bibliography Chapter 15 Indexshow more