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African Successes, Volume IVSustainable Growth$
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Sebastian Edwards, Simon Johnson, and David N. Weil

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780226315553

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226315690.001.0001

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Volume Introduction

Volume Introduction

Chapter:
(p.5) Volume Introduction
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African Successes, Volume IV
Author(s):

Sebastian Edwards

Simon Johnson

David N. Weil

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226315690.003.0002

All the volumes in this series deal with some dimension of the broad question: can recent African success – in terms of economic growth and human development – be sustained? Can Sub-Saharan Africa continue to grow as in the past two decades? Did the end of the cold war provide an extraordinary one-off peace dividend? Or is there some deeper transformation of African economies that proved elusive immediately after independence but which is now firmly and irreversibly under way? The current volume reports on research that looks more deeply at aspects of whether African growth will continue. We do not look at all aspects of sustainability – this project was not designed to produce a comprehensive picture, but rather to encourage outstanding research on questions of important current interest. The scholars who we supported took a hard look at agriculture, market development, and some particularly informative case studies. They set high standards for quality research and we hope that other scholars will find it easy to stand on their shoulders.

Keywords:   Africa, economic development, agricultural productivity, green revolution, foreign aid

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