Eastern and Western Ideas for African Growth

Diversity and Complementarity in Development Aid

Edited by Kenichi Ohno, Izumi Ohno

© 2013 – Routledge

260 pages | 28 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

The West and the East approach economic development differently. The Europeans and Americans stress free and fair business climate, promoting private activities generally without picking winners, and improving governance. East Asia is interested in achieving concrete results and projects rather than formal correctness, prioritizing a few sectors for industrialization, and eventual graduation from aid. The West mostly shapes shifting strategies of the international donor community while the East has in reality made remarkable progress in industrial catch-up. The two approaches cannot be merged easily but they can be used in proper combination to realize growth and economic transformation.

This book proposes more dialogue and complementarity between the two in the development effort of Africa and other regions. In this collected volume, contributed by experts and practitioners from both East and West, the need to introduce Eastern ideas to the global development strategy is emphasized. Analysis of British and other Western donor policies is given while Japanese, Korean, and other Asian approaches are also explained with concrete examples. The concept of governance for growth is presented and the impact of rising China on development studies is contemplated. The practices of industrial policy dialogues and actions assisted by East Asian experts are reported from Tunisia, Zambia, Ethiopia, Rwanda, and others.

The book should be applicable to all donors, institutions, NGOs and business enterprises engaged in development cooperation.

Table of Contents

Preface 1. An Overview: Diversity and Complementarity in Development Efforts, Izumi Ohno 2. The East Asian Growth Regime and Political Development, Kenichi Ohno 3. Understanding British Aid to Africa: A Historical Perspective, Tony Killick 4. The Rise of the East: What Does It Mean for Development Studies?, Hubert Schmitz 5. Governance and Development: The Perspective of Growth-enhancing Governance, Mushtaq H. Khan 6. Governance for Growth: Improving International Development through Anglo-Japanese Cooperation, Max Everest-Phillips 7. The Japanese Approach to Growth Support in Developing Countries: Supporting Dynamic Capacity Development, Izumi Ohno 8. The Quality and Productivity Improvement Project in Tunisia: A Comparison of Japanese and EU Approaches, Tsuyoshi Kikuchi 9. Strategic Action Initiatives for Economic Development: Trade and Investment Promotion in Zambia, Dato’ J. Jegathesan and Masayoshi Ono 10. Modeling and Sharing Korean Development Expertise for African Growth, Won-Gyu Hwang 11. The Relationship between Aid and Economic Growth: What Aid Strategy Should the Government of Uganda Promote?, Lawrence Kiiza

About the Editors

Kenichi Ohno is a professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo. He was born in Kobe, Japan and holds a PhD in Economics from Stanford University, California. He worked at the International Monetary Fund and taught at the University of Tsukuba and Saitama University before assuming the current position.

About the Series

Routledge-GRIPS Development Forum Studies

In recent years, global development thinking has shifted significantly from free markets to a more active role of government in supporting private sector-led growth. Developing country governments are enhancing policy capability to ignite and sustain growth and industralization. This book series sheds some light on what concrete procedure and method to adopt for the building of policy capability.

The series builds on and complements the policy consensus by presenting mindsets, policies and institutions which generated high growth in successful latecomer countries. Concrete cases and experiences are provided. They are illustrated by comparative analysis and extraction of factors contributing to successes and failures in these cases.

The series adds new perspective to global development thinking with East-Asian and Meso-level focus. Its pragmatic, concrete and comparative approach would prove to be useful in assisting policy making.

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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General