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Structural Adjustment Reconsidered : Economic Policy and Poverty in Africa - David E. Sahn

Structural Adjustment Reconsidered

Economic Policy and Poverty in Africa

Paperback Published: 6th December 1999
ISBN: 9780521665131
Number Of Pages: 322

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The often emotional debate over the impact of structural adjustment on the poor in Africa has been confused by the complexity of economic reforms and their inconsistent implementation, the diversity of prior conditions, and confounding effects of external shocks. Professors Sahn, Dorosh, and Younger isolate from other factors the effect of specific policy measures associated with adjustment programs. The authors suggest that contrary to common belief, adjustment policies do not harm the poor in Africa. Reforms in fact usually benefit the poor slightly, but alone are insufficient to reduce poverty significantly.

Acknowledgements
List of tables
List of figures
Introduction
Poverty in Africa
Trade and Exchange Rate Policy Reforms
Fiscal Policy
Agriculture and Food Markets
Conclusion
Notes Appendix
References
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ISBN: 9780521665131
ISBN-10: 0521665132
Series: Economic Policy and Poverty in Africa
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 322
Published: 6th December 1999
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.29  x 1.93
Weight (kg): 0.41