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Economic reform and poverty in the Gambia

Cathy L. Jabara

Economic reform and poverty in the Gambia

a survey of pre- and post-ERP experience

by Cathy L. Jabara

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Published by Cornell Food and Nutrition Policy Program in Ithaca, N.Y .
Written in

    Places:
  • Gambia,
  • Gambia.
    • Subjects:
    • Poor -- Gambia.,
    • Income -- Gambia.,
    • Gambia -- Economic policy.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementCathy L. Jabara.
      SeriesMonograph / Cornell Food and Nutrition Policy Program ;, 8, Monograph (Cornell Food and Nutrition Policy Program)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHC1070 .J33 1990
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvi, 123 p. :
      Number of Pages123
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1620065M
      LC Control Number91164128

      The Gambia, one of the least developed countries in Africa, has been pursuing corrective economic policies since , aimed at restroing financial stability and laying the basis for strong and sustainable economic growth. Supported by IMF policy advice and financing. The Gambia's economic performance has improved considerably since This study discusses Gambian .


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This book examines policy responses to the economic crises faced by most African countries in the s, focusing on the contentious issue of whether the poor are hurt by economic policies designed to restore macroeconomic stability, reinvigorate markets, and. “Economic and Political Reform in Africa is a fascinating and wide ranging treatment of neoliberal development policy in sub-Saharan Africa.

This text should be required reading for anybody interested in African development, and would be of significant interest to anybody interested in neoliberal development in post-colonial settings.

Expansionary financial policies, inappropriate exchange rate policy and several other measures taken by the Gambian government in the mids resulted in a severe economic crisis in the country. In response to the situation, the government implemented a comprehensive economic recovery programme (ERP) in mid comprising flexible exchange rates, tighter monetary Cited by: 3.

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Sarris --Terms of. The government therefore needs to take up the responsibility of coming up with a clear roadmap of an economic game plan that would redeem our nation from the brink of poverty and hardship. “There is a need for financial reform along ethical lines that would produce in its turn an economic reform to benefit everyone.” Pope Francis.

NOTE: 1) The information regarding Gambia, The on this page is re-published from the World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Gambia, The Economy information contained here. The book explores the contradictions between what policy reforms were supposed to do and what actually happened in local Economic reform and poverty in the Gambia book.

Little’s bold vision of development challenges common narratives of Economic reform and poverty in the Gambia book poverty, dependency, and environmental degradation and suggests that sustainable development in Africa Economic reform and poverty in the Gambia book best be achieved by.

The book’s examples are rich and detailed, and would well serve university courses in development and rural economy, but also in agencies carrying out development.” — African Studies Review “Economic and Political Reform in Africa is a fascinating and wide ranging treatment of neoliberal development policy in sub-Saharan Africa.

The World Bank’s Economic Growth in the s: Learning from a Decade of Reform (, henceforth Learning from Reform) is one of a spate of recent attempts at making sense of the facts of the last decade and a half, and probably the most intelligent. In fact, it is a rather extraordinary document insofar as it shows how far we have comeFile Size: KB.

s Economic Reforms in Africa Didn't Hurt Poor [Lang]- 8/18/94 Cornell Chronicle The process of major economic reforms, known as structural adjustment programs, launched in sub-Saharan Africa in the s has not had a negative impact on the poor, contrary to widespread perceptions, concludes a six-year research project at Cornell.

The Gambia - Country Assistance Strategy (English) Abstract. The Gambia is a small economy susceptible to fluctuations in the external environment. Analysis of its primary linkages to the global economy indicates that in general the country faces favorable external conditions for its main commodity and service.

Capacity Building, Governance, and Economic Reform in Africa This volume, edited by Michel A. Dessart and Roland E. Ubogu, records the presentations made and discussions held during the Inaugural Seminar of the Joint Africa Institute (JAI).

Africa:: Gambia, The Print. Flag Description. three equal horizontal bands of red (top), blue with white edges, and green; red stands for the sun and the savannah, blue represents the Gambia River, and green symbolizes forests and agriculture; the white stripes denote unity and peace.

The World Factbook Country/Location Locator Map Modal. The implementation of Poverty Reduction Strategy Plans (PRSPs) in Ethiopia and other poor countries was an implicit admission that more had to be done to help the poor benefit from market-based economic growth (see discussion in introduction).

Fragility Risk and Resilience Assessment. June 9, ERP Economic Reform Program EU European Union FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The Gambia is the smallest country in continental Sub-Saharan Africa, spanning j squareFile Size: 1MB.

"Economic and Political Reform in Africa is a fascinating and wide ranging treatment of neoliberal development policy in sub-Saharan Africa. This text should be required reading for anybody interested in African development, and would be of significant interest to anybody interested in neoliberal development in post-colonial settings.".

The Gambia (/ ˈ ɡ æ m b i ə / (); Mandinka: Kambiya; Wolof: Gámbi), officially the Republic of The Gambia, is a country in Western Gambia is often referred to as 'The Smiling Coast'. It is the smallest country within mainland Africa, and is surrounded by Senegal, except for its western coast on the Atlantic Gambia is situated on both sides of the lower Capital: Banjul, 13°28′N 16°36′W /.

Poverty is not having enough material possessions or income for a person's needs. Poverty may include social, economic, and political elements. Absolute poverty is the complete lack of the means necessary to meet basic personal needs, such as food, clothing and shelter.

The threshold at which absolute poverty is defined is always about the same, independent of the person's. The book explores the contradictions between what policy reforms were supposed to do and what actually happened in local communities. Little's bold vision of development challenges common narratives of African poverty, dependency, and environmental degradation and suggests that sustainable development in Africa can best be achieved by.

Economic Reform and the Poor in Africa examines policy responses to the economic crises faced by most African countries in the s, focusing on the contentious issue of whether the poor are hurt by economic policies designed to restore allocation.

The contributors use empirical models to separate the effects of the economic crises that caused countries to begin adjusting, from the. The book explores the contradictions between what policy reforms were supposed to do and what actually happened in local communities.

Little's bold vision of development challenges common narratives of African poverty, dependency, and environmental degradation and suggests that sustainable development in Africa can best be achieved by Brand: Indiana University Press. Reviews "The essays provide excellent documentation of the links between health, economic development, and poverty alleviation.

Thanks to the lack of economic jargon and lesser reliance on quantitative methods, this work is accessible to a wide readership ranging from undergraduate students to researchers interested in international health and poverty reduction.

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Seminar On Poverty Assessment Ends. africa» gambia» Show Map. Wednesday, July 1, The Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs (MOFEA), in collaboration with the World Bank recently organised a two-day consultative workshop on the Poverty Assessment Survey Report and the Public Service Reform Programme, held at the Corinthia Atlantic.

Analysis - Presenting South Africa's budget vote in Parliament on 26 February, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni forecast that the country would grow by % in. From he was resident advisor to the Ministry of Finance in Jakarta, Indonesia, and served in a similar capacity with the Ministry of Finance and Trade in The Gambia from 80– Free 70– Mostly Free 60– Moderately Free 50– Mostly Unfree 0– Repressed Economic Freedom ScoresFile Size: KB.

This book investigates the problem of poverty in China's regions, discussing in particular the role of rural-urban migration in reducing poverty. It surveys the distribution and characteristics of poverty, examines anti-poverty initiatives by the Chinese government and includes the results of original research conducted in Shanxi, a typical.

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Little, Peter D. Economic and Political Reform in Africa: Anthropological Perspectives. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pages. Paperback, $ The broad question that Economic and Political Reform in Africa addresses is how pro-market and pro-democracy reforms have impacted local economics and communities.

Global poverty is decreasing, but billions of people still do not have the resources they need to survive and thrive. Economic growth can reduce poverty, but it can also drive inequality that generates social and economic problems. And efforts at domestic resource mobilization through taxation, though critical to funding the SDGs, can negatively impact the poor.

80– Free 70– Mostly Free 60– Moderately Free 50– Mostly Unfree 0– Repressed Not Graded Economic Freedom Scores. Tax Policy Reform and Economic Growth In the wake of the recent financial and economic crisis, many OECD countries face the challenge of restoring public finances while still supporting growth.

This report investigates how tax structures can best be designed to support GDP per capita growth. The poverty rate–based on the national poverty line–increased from % in to % in FY/ Egypt took a number of social safety net measures, including scaling up the existing cash transfer program, Takaful and Karama, adding an additio households in March.

What are the local effects of major economic and political reforms in Africa. How have globalized pro-market and pro-democracy reforms impacted local economics and communities. Examining case studies from The Gambia, Ghana, Mozambique, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia, Peter D. Little shows how rural farmers and others respond to complex agendas of governments.

He argued that a single tax on land would itself reform society and economy. His most famous work, Progress and Poverty (), sold millions of copies worldwide, probably more than any other American book before that time (except the Bible).

The treatise investigates the paradox of increasing inequality and poverty amid economic and Seller Rating: % positive. November Lao PDR Economic Monitor.

Download report (ENG) Sections in this edition: Recent economic developments and outlook (p.5) Selected issue notes (p) - Structural and policy reforms (p) - Public expenditure policy and management reforms (p) - Financial sector development (p) - Trade reform (p) - Private Sector.

Downloadable. This paper discusses the Request from Gambia for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) and for Additional Interim Assistance Under the Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC).

The Gambian authorities are requesting a three-year PRGF arrangement to support their economic reform. Poverty in Tanzania has decreased from 64 per cent in to per cent inaccording to the Tanzania Human Development (THDR).Economic Reform in Modern China is supplemented with a full index and includes a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editor, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context.

It is destined to be valued by scholars, students, and researchers as a vital research resource.The book details important changes in the politics and organization ebook well as the substance of poverty knowledge.

Tracing the genesis of a still-thriving poverty research industry from its roots in the War on Poverty, it demonstrates how research agendas were subsequently influenced by an emerging obsession with welfare reform.