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From crisis to sustainable growth - sub Saharan Africa : a long-term perspective study (English)

This report attempts to provide a long term perspective on the economic situation of sub - Saharan Africa (SSA). It tries to answer the following questions: 1) how have the economies of SSA evolved over the first three decades of independence? 2) what lessons have we learned? 3) what are the prospects for the next generation of Africans? Drawing on past experience, the report explores how programs and policies need to be changed for sustainable growth with equity into the next century. A central theme is that while sound macro economic policies and an efficient infrastructure are essential to provide an enabling environment for the productive use of resources, they alone are not sufficient to transform the structure of African economies. At the same time, major efforts are needed to build African capacities - to produce a better trained, more healthy population and to strengthen the institutional framework within which development can take place. This is why the report strongly supports the ECA and UNICEF's call for human centered development strategy.

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  • Document Date

    1989/11/30

  • Document Type

    Publication

  • Report Number

    8209

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Africa,

  • Region

    Africa,

  • Disclosure Date

    2010/07/01

  • Doc Name

    From crisis to sustainable growth - sub Saharan Africa : a long-term perspective study

  • Keywords

    general agreement on tariffs and trade;Cost of Doing Business;real effective exchange rate;newly industrializing country;cgiar consultative group;mortality rate of children;per capita income growth;Savings and Credit Cooperative;private participation in infrastructure;skill need;human resource development;terms of trade;Population Growth;exchange rate policy;Exchange rate policies;total fertility rate;population at large;primary health care;Science and Technology;population growth rate;environmental action plan;management of service;european space agency;real interest rate;housing for teacher;chronic food insecurity;return on investment;slow population growth;family planning program;efficiency of investment;overvalued exchange rate;structural adjustment program;agricultural extension service;increase in labor;national research institution;primary energy supply;health and nutrition;services for children;improved water supply;vitamin a supplements;competitive exchange rate;raw material price;smallholder maize production;community at large;fundamental structural changes;costs of conflict;highly indebted country;informal financial institution;central government expenditure;primary school enrollment;energy efficient stove;exchange rate adjustment;gdp growth rate;level of employment;net reproduction rate;contraceptive prevalence rate;Special Drawing Right;poor rural road;customary land right;area under cultivation;agriculture and industry;private sector initiative;growth in population;strategic agenda;ordinary people;food production;farmers' association;regional cooperation;agricultural production;informal sector;economic crisis;statistical appendix;existing resources;living standard;donor agencies;credit union;central agencies;domestic saving;nutrition intervention;export volume;export revenue;income loss;world price;consensus building;Infant Mortality;primary source;Land tenure;Exchange Rates;charging fee;export price;human term;overseas markets;regional network;annual expenditure;large families;free press;price trend;soil erosion;labor mobility;non-governmental organization;empowering women;small-scale enterprise;market price;agricultural entrepreneur;mass media;industrial sector;university level;adequate diet;international research;country research;merchandise export;vulnerable group;targeted food;feeding program;development paradigm;petroleum product;malnourished woman;community group;research effort;community contribution;commodity boom;research management;Management Systems;educated population;mineral export;local contractor;management responsibility;land improvement;industrial production;budgetary constraint;retail credit;market demand;controlled price;teaching material;salary cost;food trade;tree planting;Basic Education;education subsidy;radical change;school building;private education;food shortage;Maternal Mortality;universal coverage;output growth;Help community;school system;Economic Management;managerial autonomy;urban network;rural area;education budget;water form;teaching load;deferred maintenance;safe water;health post;Population Policy;land improvements;nongovernmental associations;grassroots activity;formal saving;loan association;competitive edge;foreign advisers;gross investment;biological science;markets in africa;Flexible Production;debt service;international support;materials science;intermediate cost;franc zone;ethnic strife;real wage;long-term debt;world market;social indicator;raising income;export performance;agricultural growth;Demographic Transition;policy statement;agricultural output;administered price;productive sector;price distortion;public finance;african degradation;debt relief;human capacity;judicial system;open debate;good governance;market mechanism;productive use;Macroeconomic Policy;debt burden;constant price;learning approach;grassroots organization;historical data;post-independence development;rent seeking;aggregation technique;institutional dimension;copyright notice

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From crisis to sustainable growth - sub Saharan Africa : a long-term perspective study (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/498241468742846138/From-crisis-to-sustainable-growth-sub-Saharan-Africa-a-long-term-perspective-study