Africa's Recovery in the 1990s
From stagnation and adjustment to human development. Summary
No. of pages: 64
Download the report
(PDF, 0.00 MB)(PDF, 0.00 MB)(PDF, 0.00 MB)(PDF, 0.00 MB)
This study begins with an overview of the unique set of factors which paved the way towards Africa's economic, social and political crisis of unprecedented and paralysing proportions. A review of the programmes implemented - with little or no success - during the 1980s, mostly with International Moonetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank assistance, to lift Africa out of the stranglehold of poverty points to the urgent need for an alternative development strategy. The last part of this publication examines the components of such a strategy.