Poverty Reduction in the Course of African Development by Machiko NissankePoverty Reduction in the Course of African Development by Machiko Nissanke

Poverty Reduction in the Course of African Development

EditorMachiko Nissanke, Muna Ndulo

Hardcover | April 15, 2017

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In light of the opportunities and the challenges facing African economies in the 21st century, this edited volume traces the evolution of poverty in the course of economic development in sub-Saharan Africa over the recent decades. By engaging with, and seeking to develop on, the work ofProfessor Erik Thorbecke, it examines the evolving dynamics of poverty in multiple dimensions. It also discusses how to lay down foundations for improved governance and institutions that will realize inclusive development in sub-Saharan Africa. Thus, the volume contributes to our understanding ofdynamics of pro-poor growth and pro-growth poverty reduction, and to the on-going policy and academic debates on how to overcome fragility and vulnerability and secure inclusive development through socio-economic transformation in sub-Saharan Africa. The volume is divided into four parts; two overview chapters in Part 1 set out a common theme running through the volume. Four chapters in Part II examine an evolution of the poverty profile in different dimensions in sub-Saharan Africa since the new millennium. Part III presents three country casestudies of tracing poverty dynamics under a country-specific institutional and policy environment. Part IV consists of three chapters, each of which addresses the question of how to advance an inclusive development agenda in sub-Saharan Africa, but from three different perspectives: structuralchanges, a governance framework, and an institutional foundation.
Machiko Nissanke is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, where she taught graduate courses in international and financial economics from 1993 to 2015. She previously worked at the University of Oxford, Birkbeck College, and University College London. She was Research Fello...
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Title:Poverty Reduction in the Course of African DevelopmentFormat:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 9.21 × 6.02 × 0 inPublished:April 15, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780198797692

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Part I. Overview1. Machiko Nissanke: Introduction: Tracing Poverty Dynamics in Sub-Saharan Africa: Recent Progress and Future Challenges2. Gary S. Fields: The Employment Problem in Developing Countries: A Re-examination Four Decades LaterPart II. Evolving Poverty Profile in Africa3. Augustin Kwasi Fosu: Growth, Inequality, and Poverty Reduction: Africa in a Global Setting4. Andy McKay: Recent Evidence on Progress on Poverty Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa since 19905. Sabina Alkire and Bouba Housseini: Multidimensional Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa: Levels and Trends6. David E. Sahn and Stephen D. Younger: An Incidence Analysis of Recent Child Health and Education Improvements in AfricaPart III. Tracing Poverty Dynamics in Sub-Saharan Africa: Country Case Studies7. Jane Kabubo-Mariara, Domisiano Mwabu, and Godfrey Ndeng'e: Growth, Poverty and Inequality Nexus: Evidence from Kenya8. Hai-Anh H. Dang, Peter F. Lanjouw, and Rob Swinkels: Who Remained in Poverty, Who Moved Up, and Who Fell Down? An Investigation of Poverty Dynamics in Senegal in the Late 2000s9. Nicole M. Mason and Melinda Smale: Impacts of Subsidized Hybrid Seed on Indicators of Economic Well-being among Smallholder Maize Growers in ZambiaPart IV. Structure, Governance and Institutions for Inclusive Development10. Rob Davies: Changing Structure in South Africa: A Structural Path Analysis11. Muna Ndulo: Governance and Sustainable Economic and Social Development12. Machiko Nissanke: A Quest for Institutional Foundations towards Inclusive Development in Sub-Saharan Africa