Africa and the Global Financial Crisis - Impact on Economic Reform Processes

Edited by: Joy Alemazung, Hans H. Bass, Robert Kappel, Osmund Osinachi Uzor, Achim Gutowski, Karl Wohlmuth, Reuben Adeolu Alabi, Tobias Knedlik

In this volume of the African Development Perspectives Yearbook series, the Research Group on African Development Perspectives investigates the impact of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) on economic reform processes in Africa. The analysis is structured in such a way so as to reflect the opportunities and dangers of policy reversals in the face of the GFC. The impact of the crisis on different types and forms of governance in the region is considered. The first question is therefore which macro-economic policy instruments have to be applied in order to overcome the crisis and to continue with sustainable development. The second question is how the GFC has affected Africa's external economic relations and if the path of opening up to the world markets is to be continued. The third question raised is how the crisis has affected social cohesion, impacted poverty alleviation strategies and the achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). All these questions are discussed in the various contributions which comprise general studies and country case studies. The book also looks into the role of international financial institutions during and after the crisis. (Series: African Development Perspectives Yearbook - Vol. 15)

464 pages

Publication Date: 5/31/2011
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643106483