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UNU-WIDER African Development: Myths and Realities

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African Development: Myths and Realities

Project name/title
African Development: Myths and Realities
Year:
2008
Theme:
Africa’s Economic Development
Abstract:
Existing research on Africa has produced a seemingly endless list of reasons why African growth and poverty reduction record has lagged behind that of other regions of the developing world. This project looks at the reasons put forward for Africa’s disappointing development record, attempting to differentiate between myth and reality. It also seeks to determine the relative priorities that need to be given to factors that have in reality most contributed to this record, providing a blue print for public policy into the 21st Century.
Keywords:
African development, myth, reality, public policy, priorities
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