© 1996

Constraints on the Success of Structural Adjustment Programmes in Africa

  • Charles Harvey

About this book


This book reports why orthodox structural adjustment measures do not have the expected results in Africa. Orthodox measures may be necessary but are frequently not sufficient because of structural factors, some peculiar to individual countries, some found more widely. Six chapters report on extensive fieldwork in Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe; three chapters compare countries in Africa (recovery from disaster, labour markets, new financial markets) and one makes comparisons with Asia and Latin America of employment policies.


Asia capital efficiency employment employment policy financial market financial markets labor market labour leasing marketing production Public Sector success venture capital

Editors and affiliations

  • Charles Harvey
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Development StudiesUniversity of SussexBrightonUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Constraints on the Success of Structural Adjustment Programmes in Africa
  • Editors Charles Harvey
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1996
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Economics & Finance Collection Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-64292-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-64293-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-24373-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 248
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Development Economics
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