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Title:New growth and poverty alleviation strategies for Africa: institutional and local perspectives
Editor:Wohlmuth, KarlISNI
Periodical:African Development Perspectives Yearbook
City of publisher:Berlin
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:economic development
poverty reduction
institutional change
economic policy
Abstract:This volume of the African Development Perspectives Yearbook continues the discussion in the previous volume on new growth and poverty alleviation strategies in Africa. This is done by focusing on local policy formation processes and institutional development. The papers in the first section, on institutional issues, address such questions as: What are the institutional determinants of the new growth and poverty alleviation strategies pursued in Africa? How can institutions be reshaped so that growth and poverty alleviation can be enhanced? Which type of institution is needed for more equitable growth? What is known about policy formation in the context of weak institutions? Country cases studied include Botswana, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania. The papers in the second section move from the national level to the local level and discuss the record of local growth and poverty alleviation strategies in Eritrea, Ghana, Nigeria and Tanzania. The studies demonstrate that there are significant imbalances in income, living standards and infrastructure in these countries. The third section contains book reviews and book notes. [ASC Leiden abstract]