From Adjustment to Development in Africa

Conflict, Controversy, Convergence, Consensus?

  • Giovanni Andrea Cornia
  • Gerald K. Helleiner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Changing Approaches to Adjustment and Development

  3. Political Dimension of Reforms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Thandika Mkandawire
      Pages 192-213
  4. Agriculture and Social Impact: Key Issues

  5. External Constraints and Policies

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 378-417

About this book


This book considers the principal sources of agreement and disagreement among policymakers and analysts concerning the current economic problems of Sub-Saharan Africa. A distinguished collection of international and African authors, including economists from the IMF and the World Bank, as well as their critics, addresses the key policy issues in agriculture, trade, macroeconomic management, social issues, privatization, external capital flow, and political economy. An introductory interpretive essay searches for areas of consensus and identifies those of continuing controversy.


Developing Countries development Economic Development political economy

Editors and affiliations

  • Giovanni Andrea Cornia
    • 1
  • Gerald K. Helleiner
    • 2
  1. 1.International Child Development CentreUNICEFFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.University of TorontoCanada

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