Limits of Adjustment in Africa: The Effects of Economic Liberalization, 1986-94

Limits of Adjustment in Africa: The Effects of Economic Liberalization, 1986-94

By: Lars Udsholt (editor), Philip Raikes (editor), Peter Gibbon (editor), Poul Engberg-Pedersen (editor)Paperback

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The editors conclude that little development has actually occurred during the era of structural adjustment, with a general contraction in per capita economic growth. There has also been a deterioration in the position of the worst-off economic groups, especially women. Other findings of the study include: population increases at levels ahead of growth, which have increased pressures on resources, from land and water to state-provided services and human labour; increased vulnerability to recession, famine and disease; and the claim by some critics that the programmes themselves have contributed to the growing crisis.


Part One structural adjustment in Africa - a survey of the experience: development problems and adjustment in sub-Saharan Africa; adjustment, aid relations and governance; the effects of structural adjustment on key aspect sof development in Sub-Saharan Africa; beyond structural adjustment - national capacity and international support. Part Two Country studies: Burkino Faso; Ghana; Tanzania; Uganda; Zimbabwe.

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  • ISBN13: 9780852551523
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 448
  • ID: 9780852551523
  • ISBN10: 0852551525

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