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Development Perspectives for the 1990s

Edited By: R Prendergast


Hardback | Dec 1991 | #24619 | ISBN: 0333545664
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The contributors to this volume bring a variety of experience, background and interest to bear on this issue and considerable attention is given to the design of appropriate structural adjustment programmes as well as the role of debt reduction, food aid and the European Community in this context. Other important issues discussed include: the link between dependent development and enviornmental degredation, the woodfuel crisis, the political economy of rural development, the transfer of institutional innovations; the role of women's organizations in development and foreign direct investment by newly industrialized countries. An important overall theme which emerges from this book is that there is a need for an adaptive evolutionary approach to problems of development. The Development Studies Association (DSA) was set up in 1977 to promote the advancement of knowledge of international development issues and to facilitate communication and cooperation in this field. This volume contains a selection of papers from its annual conference held in Belfast in September 1989.


Preface - List of Contributors - Introduction: Development Perspectives for the 1990s; R.Prendergast & H.W.Singer - The EC and Structural Adjustment; C.Stevens & T.Killick - New Trends in EC-ACP Relations: Lome 4 and Structural Adjustment; T.W.Parfitt - African Debt Crisis and the IMF Adjustment Programmes: The Experiences of Ghana, Nigeria and Zambia; R.A.Adefulu - Negative Dutch Disease: 'The Zambian Disease'; D.Norton - Trade Policies and Economic Performance of Developing Countries in the 1980s; S.M.Shafaeddin - Upstream Foreign Direct Investment by Korean Manufacturers; W-T.Jun & R.Prendergast - Food Aid and Agricultural Disincentives; J.Fitzpatrick & A.Storey - Food Aid and Structural Adjustment in Sub-Saharan Africa; H.W.Singer - Peasants, Participation and Productivity: An Evaluation of Sandinista Agrarian Reform; A.Thorpe & D.McGurk - Food Crop Storage and Marketing in Haiti; R.E.Maguire - Underdeveloping the Arctic: Dependency, Development and Environmental Control; M.Pretes - Beyond the Woodfuel Crisis: People, Land and Trees in Africa; R.Mearns - Agriculture and Fisheries Development in the Falkland Islands; J.H.McAdam - The Problems of Providing Primary Health Care in a Large Urban Area: A Case Study of Mexico City; M.E.Harrison - Whither Development Finance Institutions?: Evidence from Kenya and Zimbabwe; J.S.Henley & J.E.Maynard - Credit as a Policy of Agricultural Development with Reference to its Operation in Jordan; T.Younis - The International Transfer of Institutional Innovations: Replicating the Grameen Bank in Other Countries; D.Hulme - The Female of the Species: Women and Dairying in India; S.George - Utilizing Bank Loans as an Organisational Strategy: A Case Study of the Annapurna Mahila Mandal; D.Abbott - Fundamentalism and its Female Apologists; H.Afshar - Index

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