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Author Mkandawire, P. Thandika.

Title Our continent, our future : African perspectives on structural adjustment / Thandika Mkandawire & Charles C. Soludo
Published Trenton, NJ : Africa World Press, [1999]


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Description xiv, 176 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Ch. 1. Background - Assessing Initial Conditions -- Ch. 2. The Crisis - Diagnosis and Prescriptions -- Ch. 3. The Adjustment Experience -- Ch. 4. Widening the Road Ahead
Summary For decades now, many African countries have implemented the structural adjustment programs of the Bretton Woods Institutions. The results, however, have been less than sterling. Extreme poverty and underdevelopment continue to plague what is becoming the world's "forgotten continent," and it is now generally agreed that a new approach is urgently required. Our Continent, Our Future presents the emerging African perspective on this complex issue. The authors use as background their own extensive experience and a collection of 30 individual studies, 25 of which were from African economists, to summarize this African perspective and articulate a path for the future. They underscore the need to be sensitive to each country's unique history and current condition. They argue for a broader policy agenda and for a much more active role for the state within what is largely a market economy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Structural adjustment (Economic policy) -- Africa.
Africa -- Economic conditions -- 1960-
Africa -- Economic policy.
Africa -- Social conditions -- 1960-
Author Soludo, Charles Chukwuma.
LC no. 98041439
ISBN 0865437041 (hb)
086543705X (pb)