1st Edition

Inclusive Growth in Africa Policies, Practice, and Lessons Learnt

    260 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    258 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Inclusive Growth in Africa analyzes the concept of inclusion within the challenges facing Africa’s rapidly growing economies, where rising affluence for some has been accompanied almost everywhere with rising inequality.

    Using a combination of political economy analyses, sector studies and econometric models, the contributors delve into a range of areas associated to the new realities on the continent. Topics covered include issues of disability, corruption, capital flight, and their implications for economic sustainability. There is also a discussion of the impact on development of dependence on externally determined prices for Africa’s natural resources. Other sector analyses look at agriculture and wind power, and the innovations required to make a difference for the poorer majority.

    The book comprises of a rich array of essays on socio-economic inclusion in Africa by authors drawn from academia, African think tanks and international organizations. It would be of interest to scholars and students of many disciplines, including: Economics, Sociology, Development Studies, and African Studies.

    Part I: Political economy of inclusion

    1. The Inclusiveness of Africa’s recent high-growth episode: Evidence from several countries, Alun Thomas

    2. Disability and labour force participation in Cameroon, Arlette Simo Fosto, Christian Marie Zamo Akono and Roger Tsafack Nanfosso

    3. Corruption and small and medium-sized enterprise growth in Cameroon, Daniel Gbetnkom

    4. Entrepreneurship and Income Level in Developing Countries, Janvier D. Nkurunziza

    Part II: External and spatial economies

    5. Cereal price transmission from international to domestic markets in Africa, Carolin Mengel, Stephan von Cramon-Taubadel, Friederike Greb, Nelissa Jamor, Nadine Würriehausen

    6. Impacts of Regional Trade Agreements on Trade in Agrifood Products: Evidence from Eastern and Southern Africa, Albert Makochekanwa

    7. Export Diversification and Intra-Industry Trade in Africa, Siope V. ‘Ofa, Malcolm Spence, Simon Mevel and Stephen Karingi

    8. Capital flight and economic growth in the Franc Zone, Ameth Saloum Ndiaye

    Part III: Sectorial aspects

    9. Development of Wind Energy in Africa, Alli D. Mukasa, Emelly Mutambatsere, Yannis Arvanitis and Thouraya Triki

    10. Impact of Improved Agricultural Technology Adoption on Sustainable Rice Productivity and Rural Farmers’ Welfare in Nigeria, Bola Amoke Awotide, Taiwo Timothy Awoyemi, B.T. Omonona, and Aliou Diagne


    Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa is Acting Chief Economist and Vice-President at the African Development Bank.

    Abebe Shimeles is currently Acting Director and Manager of Development Research Division at the African Development Bank.

    Angela Lusigi is a Policy Advisor on Macroeconomics for UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa.

    Ahmed Moummi is Senior Research Economist at the Development Research Department of the African Development Bank.