Just out: Developmental Regimes in Africa Synthesis Report

Many African countries have experienced sustained economic growth, but few have achieved the type of structural change, driven by rising productivity, that has transformed mass living standards in parts of Asia. In the Developmental Regimes in Africa Synthesis Report, editor David Booth examines how DRA research has shed new light on how developmental regimes might emerge and be sustained in Africa in the 21st century. He outlines a concept with defining features at three levels: policy content, especially regarding agriculture; policy process, especially the ability to arrive at appropriate policies through iterative and adaptive problem-solving; and a type of political settlement that frees policy-making from the usual constraints. Among the other authors are the ASC's Ton Dietz and André Leliveld, with a contribution on the Agricultural ‘pockets of effectiveness’ in Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda since 2000.
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Developmental Regimes in Africa

The 'Initiating and sustaining developmental regimes in Africa' project is funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This research collaborative between the African Studies Centre in Leiden and the Overseas Development Institute in London was established in 2012 and builds on the evidence from the Tracking Development project and Africa Power and Politics project.

Author(s) / editor(s)

Booth, Dietz, Golooba-Mutebi, Helmy Fuady, Henley e.a.

About the author(s) / editor(s)

Frederick Golooba-Mutebi
Ahmad Helmy Fuady
Jan Kees van Donge