Poverty in Africa analytical and policy perspectives

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Published by University of Nairobi Press in Nairobi .

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Statementedited by, Augustin Fosu, Germano Mwabu, Erik Thorbecke.
ContributionsFosu, Augustin Kwasi., Mwabu, Germano M., Thorbecke, Erik, 1929-
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 504 p. :
Number of Pages504
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Open LibraryOL23715119M
ISBN 10996684662X
LC Control Number2009349894

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corruption, ethnic violence), many economists argue that the absence of economic growth is in part due to a detrimental geography that impacts on. Famines have alerted the world to African poverty, but the problem itself is ancient.

Its prevailing forms will not be understood until those of earlier periods are revealed and trends of change are identified. This is a book for all concerned with the future of Africa, as well as for students of poverty : John Iliffe. Perceptions of Africa have changed dramatically.

Viewed as a continent of wars, famines and entrenched poverty in the late s, there is now a focus on "Africa rising" and an "African Ratings: 0. Book Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa 1. Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa. Synthesis: Two Cheers for the African Growth Renaissance (but not three).

Poverty in Ethiopia, Welfare Improvements in a Changing Economic Landscape. Ghana: Poverty. Accelerating Poverty Reduction in Africa explores critical policy entry points to address the demographic, societal, and political drivers of poverty; improve income-earning opportunities both on and off the farm; and better mobilize resources for the by: 1.

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Chapter 2 evaluates the robustness of the estimates of poverty in Africa. It concludes that poverty reduction in Africa may be slightly greater than traditional estimates suggest, although even the most optimistic estimates of poverty reduction imply that more people lived in poverty in than in A broad-stroke profile of poverty and.

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The international community increasingly acknowledges the need to help Africa, and donor agencies and rich-nation governments have offered development assistance, food aid, and debt relief to the. Child Poverty and Inequality: New Perspectives Isabel Ortiz, Louise Moreira Daniels, Sólrún Engilbertsdóttir (Eds) DISCLAIMER: The findings, interpretations and conclusions expressed in this book are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the policies or views of UNICEF or of the United Nations.

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African nations typically fall toward the bottom of any list measuring small size economic activity, such as income per capita or GDP per capita, despite a wealth of natural resources.

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Recovering and accelerating economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa is widely recognized. However, less is known about improvements in welfare and poverty reduction.

Despite high reported growth rates, grassroots poverty remains little changed, contrasting with a number of optimistic (and disputed) assessments published based on internationally available : Channing Arndt. The ineffectiveness of the swift economic growth to reduce poverty can be also due to lack of good governance in the region.

Even if Sub-Saharan Africa has abundant of human and natural resources. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xii, pages: illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.

Contents: Preface; The Impact of Road Infrastructure on Poverty Reduction in Africa; "We Are the First Doctors Here At Home", Women's Perspective on Sanitary Conditions in Mozambique; Livelihood Diversification, De-Agrarianisation and Social Differentiation:. Infrastructure and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa analyzes the extent to which, how, and how fast the infrastructure needs of the poor have been met in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Estache and Wodon explore the extent to which some key policies have hurt or helped progress in trying to speed the expansions of coverage so clearly needed in the region. Saharan Africa has not succeeded in significantly closing this gap (unlike Europe and Central Asia), and lags behind South Asia in reducing the gap over time.

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Augustin Kwasi Fosu is the Director, Economic Division of the United Nations Commision for Africa, Addis Ababa, and former Director of Research at the AERC, Nairobi. Her argument packs a strong punch because she was born and raised in Africa.

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