Recent Submissions

  • EDITORIAL: THE STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENT OF STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENT: SUB?SAHARAN AFRICA 1980–1993 

    Green, Reginald Herbold; Faber, Mike (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1994)
    Summary Two major problems confront an outsider seeking to understand, or a newcomer seeking to participate in structural adjustment: first it has a deceptively familiar terminology in which familiar words have specialized ...
  • PUBLIC FINANCE: EXPENDITURE ALLOCATING, RESOURCES RAISING 

    Green, Reginald Herbold (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1994)
    Summary National budgets in SSA have major impacts on macro, sectoral and micro economic results simply by being very large relative to total demand and also to supply of most human investment services and of infrastructure. ...
  • GOVERNANCE, STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENT AND TRANSFORMATION 

    Aboyade, Professor Oje (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1994)
    Summary Reconceptualizing development in terms of people as means and ends requires reassessing the roles of the state and of leadership. In general the SSA record in respect of both has been poor. The requirements for ...
  • ECONOMIC INTEGRATION FOR DEVELOPMENT IN EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA: ASSESSMENT AND PROSPECTS 

    Mwase, Ngila (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1994)
    Summary Eastern and Southern Africa has a long history of efforts to achieve operational economic integration and a complex set of overlapping institutional frames. The gains from successful cooperation are agreed ? the ...
  • STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENT: A TREASURY EXPERIENCE 

    Kipokola, Jonas P. (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1994)
    Summary African countries have built up substantial bodies of experience on Structural Adjustment design, negotiation, implementation and results/limitations. These information banks could usefully be more widely shared. ...
  • PRODUCTION BY POOR PEOPLE 

    Green, Reginald Herbold (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1994)
    Summary Almost one third of all sub?Saharan Africans are absolutely poor. That proportion is rising whereas in the only comparable case ? South Asia ? it is falling. Absolute poverty damages a polity and a society ? not ...
  • SOME REFLECTIONS ON COUNTRY EXPERIENCES WITH STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENT 

    O'Brien, Steve (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1994)
    Summary Structural adjustment has been carried on for almost a decade and a half and now encompasses 29 country programmes. Results are mixed and evaluations of out?turns and causes somewhat contentious. The most recent ...
  • STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENT AND MACROECONOMIC POLICY: GHANA 1983–1992 

    Unknown author (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1994)
    Summary Ghana entered structural adjustment in 1983 following a decade of economic stagnation and three years of crisis triggered by drought. Price (e.g. interest rate, foreign exchange, cocoa) distortion seriously limited ...
  • TRANSITIONAL PERIOD ECONOMIC REFORM PROGRAMME IN ETHIOPIA: 1991–93 

    Unknown author (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1994)
    Summary When the Ethiopian civil war ended with the installation of the Transitional National Government in 1991, the economy faced massive fiscal, external account and food imbalances compounded by large external arrears ...
  • ESSENTIALS FOR AFRICAN ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION 

    Aboyade, Oje (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1994)
    Summary Africa's recurrent economic crises and failure to respond adequately imply failures of intellectual analysis, political will and policy formulation as well as adverse external shocks. Structural adjustment can be ...
  • THROUGH STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENT TO TRANSFORMATION: COUNTRY PARTICIPANTS' SEMINAR REPORT 

    Unknown author (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1994)
    Summary The participants agreed that structural imbalances related to internal policies as well as external shocks and required structural adjustment in their countries. They also agreed that to date, structural adjustment ...