Towards Economic Recovery in Sub-Saharan Africa

Essays in Honour of Robert Gardiner

Edited by James Pickett, Hans Singer

© 2011 – Routledge

288 pages

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About the Book

First published in 1990, this volume considers the question: is there any hope for economic recovery in Africa? Written by a team of leading development economists, the book takes a close look at the economic decline of Sub-Saharan Africa and provides a set of guidelines for promoting economic recovery. Stressing the need for greater co-operation between African states, the contributors outline the economic and social policies required to put this crisis-torn region back on the road to sustained development.

Table of Contents

1. Towards Economic Recovery in Sub-Saharan Africa 2. Ghana’s Experience with Structural Adjustment: Some Lessons 3. Ghana’s Economic Reforms, 1983-7: Origins, Achievements and Limitations 4. The Volta River Project: for Whom the Smelter Tolled 5. Public-Sector Pay: the Case of Sudan 6. Economic Integration/Co-ordination in Africa: the Dream Lives, but how can it be Lived? 7. Economic Integration in Africa: A New Phase 8. Intra-African Trade 9. The Optimum Amount of Development Assistance 10. The Role of Food Aid 11. Social Development in Africa: Perspective, Reality and Promise 12. The Low-Income Economies of Sub-Saharan Africa: problems and Prospects.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Development

Routledge Library Editions: Development will re-issue works which address economic, political and social aspects of development. Published over more than four decades these books trace the emergence of development as one of the most important contemporary issues and one of the key areas of study for modern social science.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / General