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Path to progress: A Black perspective of economic development in southern Africa



The work was completed under the overall supervision of Taffere Tesfachew, Director, Division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes, UNCTAD

Future of Economic Progress. How Africa’s colonial history affects its development. Revolutions in transportation (railways, steamships), a move towards liberal trade policies in Europe, and increasing rates of GDP growth enhanced demand for (new) manufactures, raw materials and tropical cash crops. Austen, R A (1987), African Economic History: Internal Development and External Dependency, London: James Curry/Heinemann. Austin G, E Frankema and M Jerven (2016), Patterns of Manufacturing Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: From Colonization to the Present, forthcoming in K O’Rourke and J G Williamson (eds), The Spread of Modern Manufacturing to the Periphery, 1870 to the Present, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Economic regionalisation in southern Africa. Forms of economic regionalisation in southern Africa: SADC and. COMESA in comparison. Gains and losses of economic regionalisation in southern Africa. Integration plans, instruments and intra-regional trade of SADC. A strong development component is necessary, such as financial and technical assistance to decrease countries’ dependency from trade revenue. To tackle the manifold supply-side constraints of SADC and COMESA countries is a long-term development goal; EPAs can only assist with directing funds into trade-related areas. Conclusions: Can EPAs help SADC and COMESA to move towards deeper economic integration?

Africa countries emerged at independence with a complex path dependent set of institutions that were probably even worse than those which they had at the time of colonization. It was these that precipitated authoritarianism, sustained economic decline and reinforced the poverty we see in Africa today. The appearance of food production in Southern Africa 1,000 to 2,000 years ago. Article.

In his view, Africa's economic development will only come with the growth of a genuine (. profit-oriented) bourgeoisie, generated through the emergence of markets and the breakdown of the peasant "economy of affection. He advocates that aid be channeled through nongovernmental organizations and invested in infrastructure and the alleviation of poverty, not in governmental projects serving mainly to bolster the current system of narrowly focused government patronage. South Africa in Southern Africa. Jennifer Seymour Whitaker. This article is paywall-free.

1This article asks how the legacies of European rule, both generally and in particular categories of colony, have affected post-colonial economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa. The year 1960 is conventionally used as the stylised date of independence, for the good reason that it saw the end of colonial rule in most of the French colonies south of the Sahara as well as in the most populous British and Belgian ones (Nigeria and Congo respectively).

The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) is now in its tenth year. It has brought the importance of agriculture to the continent’s economic transformation back to the forefront. Economic institutions are lacking in Africa compared to other parts of the world, especially in the financial and insurance sec-tors. This hampers farmers’ ability to take more risks and to in-crease investment. The training of future generations of farmers is a major work in progress. Finally, the most sensitive challenge ahead is undoubtedly that of adapting to climate change.

However, overall progress in increasing real incomes, reducing poverty and income inequality and moving towards various international targets for human and social development has been disappointingly slow, except for a few of them. The countries of the Southern African region in general are in an exceptionally poor state with respect to most of these human, economic and social indicators. Section 2 of this paper looks at the role of the state in economic development from a historical perspective.

African Economic History in Africa. Economic History of Developing Regions, Vol. 30, Issue. 3 D. Acemoglu and Robinson, J. ‘Why is Africa poor?’, Economic History of Developing Regions, 25:1 (2010), 21–50.

Assessing progress in Africa toward the Millennium Development Goals. Analysis of the Common African Position on the post-2015 Development Agenda. Labour productivity growth declined in Africa, mirroring a global trend; between 2012 and 2013, it fell from . to . percent in Southern, East, Central and West Africa as a group, and from . 8 percent in North Africa. Income inequality declining in Africa, but the level remains high. The level of income inequality in Africa is second only to Latin America.