Africa and the Global Financial Crisis – Impact on Economic Reform Processes

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Edited by Reuben Adeolu Alabi, Joy Alemazung, Hans H. Bass, Achim Gutowski, Robert Kappel, Tobias Knedlik, Osmund Osinachi Uzor, Karl Wohlmuth

ISBN 978-3-643-10648-3
Band-Nr. 15
Jahr 2011
Seiten 464
Bindung broschiert
Reihe African Development Perspectives Yearbook

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In volume XV of the African Development Perspectives Yearbook, the
Research Group on African Development Perspectives investigates the impact
of the GFC on economic reform processes in Africa. The analysis is
structured in such a way so as to reflect the opportunities and dangers of
policy reversals in the face of the GFC. The impact of the crisis on
different types and forms of governance in the region is considered. The
first question is therefore which macro-economic policy instruments have
to be applied in order to overcome the crisis and to continue with
sustainable development. The second question is how the GFC has affected
Africa’s external economic relations and if the path of opening up to the
world markets is continued. The third question raised is how the crisis
has affected social cohesion, impacted on poverty alleviation strategies
and the achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). All these
questions are discussed in the various contributions which comprise
general studies and country case studies. The authors also looked into the
role of international financial institutions during and after the crisis.
The volume XV of the African Development Perspectives Yearbook is
structured into three Units. Unit 1 addresses general issues regarding the
impact of the GFC on reform processes in Africa. Unit 2 presents case
studies from countries and sub-regions. Unit 3 presents reviews and book
notes of current literature focussing on issues of African development