Development Progress in sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons from Botswana, Ghana, Mauritius and South Africa
AbstractBotswana, Ghana, Mauritius and South Africa are sub-Saharan African countries that stand out for their development progress. Each of these countries has succeeded against the odds, against expectations. This paper synthesizes the common ingredients of these countries’ success, and derives lessons. It concludes that smallness, landlockedness, tropical location, distance from world markets, racism, colonialism and other challenges can be overcome through appropriate institutions, governance and good economic policies.
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Date of creation: 2010
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sub-Saharan Africa; development; success; country role models;
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