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Explaining Africa’s Growth Performance

Explaining African Economic Growth Performance project begun in December 1998. The project involved solid work by Profs. Stephen O’Connell, Charles Soludo, Paul Collier and Robert Bates. Others who actively supported the project were Profs. Jan Willem Gunning, Ibrahim Elbadawi and Augustin Fosu. Read more: Explaining Africa’s Growth Performance

 

Poverty, Income Distribution and Labour Market Issues

This project was carried out through two phases over more than ten years. Responding to the “rising tide lifts all boats” notion and predating the Millennium Development Goals by a number of years, this project elaborated the idea that economic growth is essential but not sufficient for poverty reduction:

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Managing the Transition from Aid Dependence in sub-Saharan Africa

The project was coordinated by Prof. Samuel Wangwe of the Economic and Social Foundation (ESRF), Tanzania and Dr. Carol Lancaster of Georgetown University, Washington.  The project steering committee was composed of: Read more: Managing the Transition from Aid Dependence in sub-Saharan Africa

 

Africa and East Asian Development Experiences

This project was about a comparative study of development experiences in Africa and East Asia.  Profs. Machiko Nissanke and Ernest Aryeetey were the project coordinators. This project brought together a number of senior African researchers in the network to discuss such varied themes as macroeconomic management and the development process, trade, industry and technology; financial policies and financial sector development; and rural development, income distribution and poverty. Read more: Africa and East Asian Development Experiences

 

African Imperatives and the New World Trade Order

This project was coordinated by T. Ademola Oyejide. Thirty-nine country specific case studies were prepared to address four main areas: trade in services (15 countries), manufacturing (8 countries), agriculture (8 countries) and food security (8 countries). Read more: African Imperatives and the New World Trade Order

 
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Capital Flight from Africa: Causes, effects and Policy Issues

This edited collection provides the most comprehensive analysis of capital flight from Africa, covering economic and institutional aspects, as..

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Institutions and Service Delivery in Africa

Collected in this book are framework papers prepared for the collaborative research project on Institutions and Service  Delivery in Africa..

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The Macroeconomics of Africa’s Recent Growth

This volume is drawn from final research papers developed under the auspices and support of the Thematic Research Programme of the African ..

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