African Successes

African Successes

Second , many of the problems of Africa's management are related directly to the stage of its economic development . A recent systematic review of the World Bank's experience found that the most important determinant of the success of a ...

Author: David K. Leonard

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520070763

Category: History

Page: 375

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For the past twenty-five years Kenya has progressed while much of Africa has stagnated. Instead of the economic disasters, underdevelopment, and serious food shortages that have plagued its neighbors, Kenya has enjoyed an expanding economy and agriculture. And instead of a corrupt and incompetent public administration, Kenya has established several successful rural development programs run by public servants with integrity and professional commitment. What accounts for these Kenyan successes? In this innovative study, David Leonard illustrates the way public policy is made and implemented in Kenya by focusing on four public officials who have had a great impact on rural development. He skillfully weaves his analyses of Kenya's political, economic, and administrative systems into evocative biographical portraits of Charles Karanja, General Manager of the Kenya Tea Development Authority, Harris Mule, administrative head of Finance and Planning, Ishmael Muriithi, head of the Veterinary Department, and Simeon Nyachae, Cabinet Secretary and chief of the Civil Service. The result is a fascinating glimpse of Kenyan political life from the inside, set in the context of the historical and social forces that have shaped that country's government.
Categories: History

African Successes Volume IV

African Successes  Volume IV

8 Mauritius African Success Story Jeffrey Frankel Some might be tempted to put a question mark after a title like “Mauritius: African Success Story.” But this would only be because some ask if the country off the eastern coast of ...

Author: Sebastian Edwards

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226315690

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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Studies of African economic development frequently focus on the daunting challenges the continent faces. From recurrent crises to ethnic conflicts and long-standing corruption, a raft of deep-rooted problems has led many to regard the continent as facing many hurdles to raise living standards. Yet Africa has made considerable progress in the past decade, with a GDP growth rate exceeding five percent in some regions. The African Successes series looks at recent improvements in living standards and other measures of development in many African countries with an eye toward identifying what shaped them and the extent to which lessons learned are transferable and can guide policy in other nations and at the international level. The fourth volume in the series, African Successes: Sustainable Growth combines informative case studies with careful empirical analysis to consider the prospects for future African growth.
Categories: Business & Economics

African Successes Volume III

African Successes  Volume III

8 African Export Successes Surprises, Stylized Facts, and Explanations Over the last fifteen years or so the world has experienced a sharp increase in export activity (until the recent financial crisis). Africa has not lagged in this ...

Author: Sebastian Edwards

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226315867

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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Studies of African economic development frequently focus on the daunting challenges the continent faces. From recurrent crises to ethnic conflicts and long-standing corruption, a raft of deep-rooted problems has led many to regard the continent as facing many hurdles to raise living standards. Yet Africa has made considerable progress in the past decade, with a GDP growth rate exceeding five percent in some regions. The African Successes series looks at recent improvements in living standards and other measures of development in many African countries with an eye toward identifying what shaped them and the extent to which lessons learned are transferable and can guide policy in other nations and at the international level. The third volume in the series, African Successes: Modernization and Development looks at the rise in private production in spite of difficult institutional and physical environments. The volume emphasizes the ways that technologies, including mobile phones, have made growth in some areas especially dynamic.
Categories: Business & Economics

African Successes Volume I

African Successes  Volume I

African Affairs 74 (294): 39–50. ... Markets and States in Tropical Africa: The Political Basis of Agricultural Policies. ... Paper presented at the Third Conference on Economic Research on African Development Successes, Zanzibar, ...

Author: Sebastian Edwards

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226316369

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

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Studies of African economic development frequently focus on the daunting challenges the continent faces. From recurrent crises to ethnic conflicts and long-standing corruption, a raft of deep-rooted problems has led many to regard the continent as facing many hurdles to raise living standards. Yet Africa has made considerable progress in the past decade, with a GDP growth rate exceeding five percent in some regions. The African Successes series looks at recent improvements in living standards and other measures of development in many African countries with an eye toward identifying what shaped them and the extent to which lessons learned are transferable and can guide policy in other nations and at the international level. The first volume in the series, African Successes: Governments and Institutions considers the role governments and institutions have played in recent developments and identifies the factors that enable economists to predict the way institutions will function.
Categories: Business & Economics

African Successes Volume II

African Successes  Volume II

In “Comparing Economic and Social Interventions to Reduce Intimate Partner Violence: Evidence from Central and Southern Africa,” the authors flag the importance of finding ways to reduce domestic violence. This is a difficultissue on ...

Author: Sebastian Edwards

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226316192

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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Studies of African economic development frequently focus on the daunting challenges the continent faces. From recurrent crises to ethnic conflicts and long-standing corruption, a raft of deep-rooted problems has led many to regard the continent as facing many hurdles to raise living standards. Yet Africa has made considerable progress in the past decade, with a GDP growth rate exceeding five percent in some regions. The African Successes series looks at recent improvements in living standards and other measures of development in many African countries with an eye toward identifying what shaped them and the extent to which lessons learned are transferable and can guide policy in other nations and at the international level. The second volume in the series, African Successes: Human Capital turns the focus toward Africa’s human capital deficit, measured in terms of health and schooling. It offers a close look at the continent’s biggest challenges, including tropical disease and the spread of HIV.
Categories: Business & Economics

Successes in African Agriculture

Successes in African Agriculture

TABLE 1.2 The successes In African agriculture research process issues with parliamentarians Activity Purpose Participants Venue Timing 1. Identify successes Expert survey Inventory African successes Research coordinators (RCs) ...

Author: Haggblade, Steven

Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst

ISBN: 9780801895036

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 438

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Sub—Saharan Africa is one of the poorest regions of the world. Because most Africans work in agriculture, escaping such dire poverty depends on increased agricultural productivity to raise rural incomes, lower food prices, and stimulate growth in other economic sectors. Per capita agricultural production in sub—Saharan Africa has fallen, however, for much of the past half—century. Successes in African Agriculture investigates how to reverse this decline. Instead of cataloging failures, as many past studies have done, this book identifies episodes of successful agricultural growth in Africa and identifies processes, practices, and policies for accelerated growth in the future. The individual studies follow developments in, among other areas, the farming of maize in East and Southern Africa, cassava across the middle belt of Africa, cotton in West Africa, horticulture in Kenya, and dairying in East Africa. Drawing on these case studies and on consultations with agricultural specialists and politicians from across sub—Saharan Africa -- undertaken in collaboration with the African Union's New Partnership for Africa's Development -- the contributors identify two key determinants of positive agricultural performance: agricultural research to provide more productive and sustainable technologies to farmers and a policy framework that fosters market incentives for increasing production. The contributors discuss how the public and private sectors can best coordinate the convergence of both factors. Given current concerns about global food security, this book provides timely and important resources to policymakers and development specialists concerned with reversing the negative trends in food insecurity and poverty in Africa.
Categories: Business & Economics

Bright spots demonstrate community successes in African agriculture

Bright spots demonstrate community successes in African agriculture

INTRODUCTION A Bright Spot, or Community Success, was defined as a community or a group of individuals that achieves ... IFPRI, and was used during the African Successes Conference 2003 to quickly characterize commodity successes.

Author: F. W. T. Penning de Vries

Publisher: IWMI

ISBN: 9789290906186

Category: Water-supply, Agricultural

Page: 113

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The International Conference on Successes in African Agriculture in the Greater Horn of Africa, held in Nairobi in November 2004, had three main sections: one on Regional Food Security, one on Commodity Successes and one on Community Successes. The summary document published by NEPAD provides a good overview of this Conference. This document presents four of the five papers presented in the Community Successes section, each enhanced after comments from participants and working group discussion sessions. It also presents an overall summary with lessons learned and a set of examples of Community Successes or Bright Spots.
Categories: Water-supply, Agricultural

Exchange Rate Liberalization in Selected Sub Saharan African Countries Successes Failures and Lessons

Exchange Rate Liberalization in Selected Sub Saharan African Countries Successes  Failures  and Lessons

Robinson, D., M. Gaertner, and C. Papageorgiou, 2011, “Tanzania: Growth Acceleration and Increased Public Spending with Macroeconomic Stability” in Yes Africa Can Success Stories from a Dynamic Continent, ed. by Chukan-Pole, ...

Author: Mr.Nils Øyvind Mæhle

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 9781557756695

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 71

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Many sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries liberalized their economies in the 1980s and early 1990s. This paper reviews the foreign exchange regime reforms in selected SSA, and their associated macroeconomic policies and economic performance during and after these reforms were undertaken. Before liberalization, most of the reviewed countries were characterized by extensive foreign exchange rationing, sizeable black market premiums, and declining per capita real income. Today, the countries that successfully reformed look markedly different. Rationing and parallel market spreads are a distant memory, and per capita income has increased sharply.
Categories: Business & Economics

Entrepreneurship in Africa

Entrepreneurship in Africa

We also learn unusual techniques and strategies those in more favorable milieus can use to accomplish similar feats."--BOOK JACKET.

Author: David S. Fick

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 1567205364

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 298

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We also learn unusual techniques and strategies those in more favorable milieus can use to accomplish similar feats."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Business & Economics

Success Factors of Young African American Males at a Historically Black College

Success Factors of Young African American Males at a Historically Black College

"Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty to those for whom you work, and persistence" (p. 146). The black male students in this study could function as archetypes as well. THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALE ...

Author: Marilyn J. Ross

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UOM:39015040342134

Category: Education

Page: 144

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This study investigates how and why 17 African-American male students were able to surmount the obstacles presented growing up in the inner city and go on to be successful, constructive citizens.
Categories: Education