Recent Submissions

  • Editorial: toward getting some facts less snarled? 

    Allison, Caroline; Green, Reginald (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1985)
    SUMMARY The dialogue sparked off by the World Bank's 1981 Accelerated Development Report has clearly been necessary and in many respects positive. It has resulted in significant reappraisal of some of the new conventional ...
  • Some problems of emergency food aid for sub?Saharan Africa 

    Singer, Hans (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1985)
    SUMMARY Nobody feels happy about the way SSA emergencies have been handled. Doubts extend from whether these could have been prevented or mitigated by timely action to using the potential of food aid as a developmental ...
  • The place of agricultural research in the development of sub?Saharan Africa 

    Lipton, Michael (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1985)
    SUMMARY The agricultural research policy issue in sub?Saharan Africa can be addressed by seeking to explain a paradox. Rates of return to agricultural research have been shown to be large. By the standards of the developing ...
  • Women, land, labour and survival: getting some basic facts straight 

    Allison, Caroline (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1985)
    SUMMARY In the context of the current food crisis confronting most sub?Saharan African economies the need to unmask the identities of rural producers from a gender perspective is reinforced. This article focuses on three ...
  • Competing paradigms in the debate about agricultural pricing policy 

    Colclough, Christopher (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1985)
    SUMMARY This article questions — in light of recent debates — whether typical price reform proposals are feasible and, if so, whether they would be effective in eliciting desired changes in production and distribution. ...
  • Trade and exchange rate policy in sub?Saharan Africa 

    Godfrey, Martin (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1985)
    SUMMARY Three central questions have emerged out of the debate surrounding the World Bank's Accelerated Development Report. First, the prescription for sub?Saharan Africa to increase the volume of its agricultural exports ...
  • Zambia: structural adjustment or downward spiral? 

    Daniel, Philip (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1985)
    SUMMARY From the early 1970s Zambia experienced one of the most disastrous declines in real income per head of any African state. A very large part of these difficulties are explicable by international events. In 1981, ...
  • Successful Adjustment in Botswana 

    Harvey, Charles (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1985)
    SUMMARY National adjustment strategy in Botswana has proved remarkably successful. A wide range of policy measures has been adopted on the basis of national initiative in response to severe balance of payments problems ...
  • IMF stabilisation and structural adjustment in sub?Saharan Africa: are they technically compatible? 

    Green, Reginald (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1985)
    SUMMARY The likelihood of a uniform and unconditional answer to this question applying to all sub?Saharan African economies is negligible. The diversity of result illustrated by the cases of Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia ...
  • The lessons of Africa's industrial ‘failure’ 

    Bienefeld, Manfred (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1985)
    SUMMARY This article argues that, as regards industrial policy, the new consensus on Africa does not extend beyond the recognition that under present circumstances greater caution has to be exercised in financing industrial ...
  • Selected IDS Output on sub?Saharan Africa 1981–85 

    Unknown author (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1985)