Developmental Regimes in Africa synthesis report

TitleDevelopmental Regimes in Africa synthesis report
Publication TypeOther
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsD. Booth, A.J. Dietz, F. Golooba-Mutebi, A.H. Fuady, D. Henley, T. Kelsall, A.H.M. Leliveld, and J.K. van Donge
Pagination - 42
Date Published2015///
PublisherDevelopmental Regimes in Africa (DRA), Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Place PublishedLondon
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsAsia, economic development, economic policy, Kenya, Nigeria, Subsaharan Africa, Tanzania, Uganda

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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