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Africa's Choices

After Thirty Years Of The World Bank, 1st Edition

By Michael Barratt Brown, Michael Barratt Brown


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For thirty years, the World Bank has proposed policies that have produced few economic benefits but have eroded the traditional strengths of African society?even the Bank itself now admits this. But while African leaders, many propped up by the West, are often corrupt or incompetent, an impressive range of regional initiatives and small-scale coope

Table of Contents

Introduction: Something New out of Africa, PART I WHAT WAS PROPOSED FROM OUTSIDE, I. How Old is Africa's Crisis?, 2. Alternative Growth Models in the Post-colonial State, 3. Redistribution and Basic Needs, 4. Structural Adjustment - by the World Bank, 5. Crisis Management: Commodity Exports and Debt, 6. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, PART 11 WHAT AFRICANS ARE SEEKING, 7. Africa Must Unite: The Alternative Vision, 8. Regional Groupings in Africa, 9. Common Defence of Common Resources, 10. Transformation and Self-reliance, 11. An African Model of Industrial Development, 12. The Informal, Second Economy, 13. Let the Women Lead!, 14. Developing Human Resources, 15. Rural Development from the Grass Roots, 16. Urbanization and Workers' Organizations, PART IH. A FRAMEWORK FOR COOPERATION Lessons: For the People of the North and the South, 17. Cooperation on the Ground, Chapter 18. Africa in the World Economy

About the Authors

Michael Barratt Brown is the chair of TWIN Ltd. and of Twin Trading Ltd.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies