From Conflict to Recovery in Africa

Hardcover | January 20, 2004

EditorTony Addison

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Establishing peace and reconstructing Africa's war-damaged economies are urgent challenges. For Africa to recover, communities must reconstruct, private sectors must revitalize, and states must transform themselves. Thus, unless communities rebuild and strengthen their livelihoods, neitherreconstruction nor growth can be poverty-reducing. But communities cannot prosper unless private investment recreates markets and generates more employment. And neither communities nor entrepreneurs can realise their potential without a development state-one that is democratically accountable anddedicated to poverty-reducing development. The international community can do much to assist-through more aid, debt relief, and peacekeeping-but ultimately the future lies in the hands of Africans themselves.This book examines these themes in a selection of African countries that have gone through intense and prolonged conflict, and its policy conclusions are important for understanding the prospects for peace and recovery not only in Africa, but also in other 'post-conflict' societies across the world.It also discusses the cross-cutting issues of how economic and political reform interact with conflict resolution and 'post-conflict' reconstruction. This interaction is often neglected by both governments and donors. However, reform and reconstruction cannot be kept separate if conflict is to behalted and poverty reduced.The book is one of the first to undertake a thorough examination of the economic dimensions of recovery from war. It places particular emphasis on designing a recovery in which the poor participate, so that the benefits of reconstruction from war do not just flow to a narrow elite. In highlightingthe tensions and opportunities that exist in achieving recovery from war, it contributes not only to the debate on economic policy making in Africa, but also to the design of better reconstruction and reform programmes.

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Establishing peace and reconstructing Africa's war-damaged economies are urgent challenges. For Africa to recover, communities must reconstruct, private sectors must revitalize, and states must transform themselves. Thus, unless communities rebuild and strengthen their livelihoods, neitherreconstruction nor growth can be poverty-reduci...

Tony Addison is Deputy Director of the World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) of the United Nations University. He was previously Director of the Programme in Quantitative Development Economics at the University of Warwick, UK, and has been on the economics faculties of the universities of Warwick and London (Schoo...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.89 inPublished:January 20, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199261032

ISBN - 13:9780199261031

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Part I: Themes1. Tony Addison: Introduction and Overview2. Tony Addison: From Conflict to Recovery?Part II: Reconstructing Communities3. Mario Adauta de Sousa, Tony Addison, Bjorn Ekman, and Asa Stenman: From Humanitarian Assistance to Poverty Reduction in Angola4. Clara de Sousa: Rebuilding Rural Livelihoods and Social Capital in Mozambique5. Gaim Kibreab: Displaced Communities and the Reconstruction of Livelihoods in Eritrea6. Daniel Ayalew, Stefan Dercon, and Pramila Krishnan: Demobilization, Land, and Household Livelihoods in Ethiopia7. Arne Bigsten: Selecting Priorities for Poverty Reduction and Human Development in EthiopiaPart III: Revitalizing Private Sectors8. Renato Aguilar: Angola's Incomplete Transition9. Marc Wuyts: The Agrarian Question in Mozambique's Transition and Reconstruction10. Carlos Castel-Branco and Chris Cramer, with Degol Hailu: Privatization and Economic Strategy in Mozambique11. Tony Addison and Alemayehu Geda: Ethiopia's New Financial Sector and its RegulationPart IV: Transforming States12. Gote Hansson: Building New States: Lessons from Eritrea13. Jens Kovsted and Finn Tarp: Reconstruction, Reform, and State Capacity in Guinea-Bissau14. David Bevan: The Fiscal Dimensions of Ethiopia's Transition and Reconstruction15. Tony Addison and Leonce Ndikumana: Overcoming the Fiscal Crisis of the African StatePart V: Conclusions16. Tony Addison: Communities, Private Sectors, and States