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Title Africa at a turning point? : growth, aid, and external shocks / edited by Delfin S. Go, John Page
Published Washington, D.C. : World Bank, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 573 pages) : color illustrations
Series Africa development essays
Africa development essays.
Contents Is Africa's economy at a turning point? / Jorge Arbache, Delfin S. Go, and John Page -- Patterns of long-term growth in Sub-Saharan Africa / Jorge Saba Arbache and John Page -- Assessing the macroeconomic framework for scaling up foreign aid / Delfin S. Go [and others] -- More and better aid : how are donors doing? / Punam Chuhan-Pole and Brendan Fitzpatrick -- The macroeconomic dynamics of scaling up foreign aid / Shantayanan Devarajan [and others] -- Foreign aid, taxes, and government productivity : alternative scenarios for Ethiopia's millennium development goal strategy / Hans Lofgren and Carolina Diaz-Bonilla -- Beyond aid : new sources and innovative mechanisms for financing development in Sub-Saharan Africa / Dilip Ratha, Sanket Mohapatra, and Sonia Plaza -- Have external shocks become more important for output fluctuations in African countries? / Claudio Raddatz -- Harnessing oil windfalls for growth in the Africa region / Julia Devlin, Michael Lewin, and Thilakaratna Ranaweera -- Managing oil revenue volatility in Nigeria : the role of fiscal policy / Nina Budina and Sweder van Wijnbergen -- Evaluation of the welfare impact of higher energy prices in Madagascar / Noro Andriamihaja and Giovanni Vecchi -- Economywide and distributional impact of an oil price shock on the South African economy / B. Essama-Nssah [and others]
Summary Since the mid-1990s, sub-Saharan Africa has experienced an acceleration of economic growth that has produced rising incomes and faster human development. However, this growth contrasts with the continent's experience between 1975 and 1995, when it largely missed out on two decades of economic progress. This disparity between Africa's current experience and its history raises questions about the continent's development. Is there a turnaround in Africa's economy? Will growth persist?Africa at a Turning Point? is a collection of essays that analyzes three interrelated aspects of Africa's recent r
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Economic development -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Statistics.
Economic forecasting -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Economic stabilization -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Africa South of the Sahara -- Economic conditions -- 21st century -- Statistics.
Genre/Form Statistics.
Form Electronic book
Author Go, Delfin S.
Page, John M., 1949-
LC no. 2008014497
ISBN 0821372777
0821372785 (electronic bk.)
9780821372784 (electronic bk.)