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Poverty Reduction Strategies in Africa

1st Edition

Edited by Mike O. Odey, Toyin Falola


300 pages | 1 B/W Illus.

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A fundamental question about contemporary Africa is why does Africa remain so poor, long after the departure of the European Colonial domination and in the midst of so many natural resources?

Poverty Reduction Strategies in Africa provides new understandings of the persistent issue of poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa and makes recommendations for policy frameworks to help African governments alleviate poverty. Each chapters uses case studies to review the old strategies for resolving the problem of poverty in the continent and make the case for new initiatives to address poverty. The contributors focus on practical and day-to-day issues as the best approach to formulate and implement poverty reduction strategies in contemporary Africa.

This book is invaluable reading for students and scholars of African politics and development.

Table of Contents

Part I: Dimensions and Assessments of Poverty Reduction Policies and Programs in Sub-Saharan Africa

1. Poverty in Post-colonial Africa: The Legacy of Contested Perspectives, Sati U. Fwatshak

2. Scaling up Power Infrastructure Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa for Poverty Alleviation, Aori R.Nyambati

3. The Impact of Anti-Corruption Conventions in Sub-Saharan Africa, Daniel Barkley and Claire Maduka

4. The Besieged Continent: Interrogating Contemporary Issues of Corruption and Poverty in Africa, Idris S. Jimada

5. PEPFAR and Preventing HIV Transmission: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa, Daniel Barkley and Opeyemi Adeniyi

6. Reflections on the Current Challenges of Poverty Reduction in Africa, Loveday N. Gbara

7. A Critical Analysis of Poverty Reduction Strategies in Post-Colonial Africa, Okokhere O. Felix

Part II: Problems of Good Governance and Institutional Failures in West-Africa

8. Weaknesses and Failures of Poverty Reduction Policies and Programs in Nigeria since 1960, Mike O. Odey

9. In the Web of Neo¬-Liberalism and Deepening Contradictions? Assessing Poverty Reform Strategies in West Africa Since the Mid-1980s, Okpeh O. Okpeh, Jr.

10. An Assessment of Abuse of the elderly as an Aspect of Poverty in Akwa-Ibom State, Nigeria, Ekot O. Mildred

11. Reflections on the Interface between Poverty and Food Insecurity in Nigeria, Funso A. Adesola

12. An Appraisal of Poverty Reduction Program in Bayelsa State of Nigeria: “In- Care of the People” (COPE), Ezi Beedie

13. A Comparative Analysis of Incidence of Poverty in Three Urban Centers in Ghana from 1945-1990, Wilhelmina J. Donkoh

Part III: Dimensions of Poverty in East and Southern Africa

14. Landlessness, National Politics, and the Future of Land Reforms in Kenya, Shanguhyia S. Martin

15. Extra-version and Development in northwestern Ethiopia: The Case of the Humera Agricultural Project (1967-1975), Luca Pudu

16. Affirmative Action as a Theological-Pastoral Challenge in the South-African Democratic Context, Elijah M. Baloyi

About the Editors

Toyin Falola is University Distinguished Teaching Professor and the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities at the University of Texas at Austin, USA.

Mike O. Odey is a Professor of Economic History at Benue State University, Nigeria.

About the Series

Global Africa

This series will produce new scholarship on African experiences within the field of global history, globalization, African Diaspora, Atlantic History, etc. It is our goal to publish works that view African ideas from a global perspective and vice versa, thus placing Africa squarely within the framework of globalization, and change the perception of African people vis-a-vis the world, creating an innovative source of new works about Africa and the world.

This new series will serve several important functions. First and foremost, it will create a space for scholars and educators to find resources that aid in the understanding of Africa’s place in the world’s global and regional economic political and intellectual spheres throughout history. Second, our monographs will incorporate African experiences into broader historical theories that have hitherto marginalized Africans within the realm of global history. We aim to provide competing views of Africa’s place in various global systems can be studied in a systemic fashion without resorting to pseudo-historical themes that ultimately harm our understanding of the African past.

Most importantly, we will take up the mantle of African production of knowledge on a global scale, and emphasize how Africans, who have long been marginalized in global intellectual traditions, have shaped the very civilizations that shunned the former’s contributions. The resulting marginalization has resulted in many of the ills that African peoples face today. By redeeming the African place in the global intellectual tradition, we will also help emphasize the African political and economic past in ways that place the continent front and center in the creation of the world we all inhabit. As a result, it will form an innovative platform where scholars put forward new ideas regarding Africa’s role in world affairs that have long been overlooked and underemphasized.

For submissions and enquiries, please contact:

Toyin Falola: [email protected]

Roy Doron: [email protected]

Leanne Hinves: [email protected]

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Economic Conditions
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies