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Underdevelopment, Transition & Reconstruction (UTR) in SSA

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Underdevelopment, Transition & Reconstruction (UTR) in SSA
Year:
1998
Theme:
Africa's Economic Development
Abstract:
The development prospects in SSA are particularly problematic in those countries which adopted Soviet style planning in the 1970s, i.e. Angola, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, and Somalia. The policies of these countries emphasized state intervention in agriculture, capital-intensive industrialization, and macroeconomic management. These countries also experienced extreme levels of political violence and destruction as a result of either internal tensions or the politics of the Cold War. Economic progress in this group of countries thus faces distinct problems.
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