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Good Growth and Governance in Africa
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Good Growth and Governance in Africa: Rethinking Development Strategies

Akbar Noman, Kwesi Botchwey, Howard Stein, and Joseph E. Stiglitz

Abstract

Why has the economic growth performance of Sub-Saharan Africa overall been so disappointing over the past fifty years? More importantly, what can be done to sustain and improve upon the accelerated growth experienced in recent years? What are the possibilities and policies for Africa to achieve sustained, rapid economic growth, poverty reduction, and begin to catch up? What are the lessons of success in both Africa and elsewhere? Could some of the policies that proved so successful in East Asia help reverse the de-industrialization of Africa in the past three decades and be the basis of its st ... More

Keywords: growth, governance, structural transformation, development strategy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199698561
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698561.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Akbar Noman, editor
Senior Fellow, Initiative for Policy Dialogue and Adjunct Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Kwesi Botchwey, editor
Executive Chairman, African Development Policy Ownership Initiative (ADPOI)

Howard Stein, editor
Professor, Center for Afro-American and African Studies (CAAS), University of Michigan

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Contents

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Part I Introduction and Overview

Part II Governance, Institutions, and the State

Part III Technology, Industrial, and Trade Policies

Part IV Employment and Human Capital

Part V International Context

End Matter