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Development in Africa

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  • Riccardo Pelizzo

    (Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan)

  • Abel Kinyondo

    (University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania)

  • Zim Nwokora

    (Deakin University, Australia)

Abstract

The purpose of the chapter is to analyze Africa’s economic successes in the past half century, to understand not only what made it possible but also and more importantly what risk factors may eventually bring it to an end or compromise it. While it may not be possible for Africa to alter, for now, its position in the world system, it may nonetheless create the conditions for sustained economic growth and development by deepening democracy, enhancing the stability of political regimes and by reducing the incidence of tropical diseases.

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  • Riccardo Pelizzo & Abel Kinyondo & Zim Nwokora, 2018. "Development in Africa," Working Papers of the African Governance and Development Institute. 18/002, African Governance and Development Institute..
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    Keywords

    Africa; development; world system; poverty; institutions; globalization; international organizations; FDIs; debt;
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    JEL classification:

    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
    • O10 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General
    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
    • O16 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance
    • O19 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations

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