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Nissanke, Machiko (2015) 'Linking Economic Growth to Poverty Reduction under Globalization: A Case for Harnessing Globalization for the Poor in Sub-Saharan Africa.' In: McKay, Andy and Thorbecke, Erik, (eds.), Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 227-258.

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The chapter examines the experiences of the SSA region with the globalisatin-growth -poverty relationships in a comparative perspective. It argues that specific conditions prevailed internationally and domestically - coined as international and institutional traps - could explain the disappointing experiences of the SSA region in harnessing benefits of globalisation for the poor in the 1980s and 1990s. These conditions are interrelated through feed-back mechanisms detrimental to shared growth and poverty reduction by producing a loop of negative private-public interfaces for economic development. Thus, whether or not the recent encouraging sign of in income poverty in SSA can be sustained would depend upon the region’s commitments to creating a new institutional configuration by forging productive private-public interfaces with purpose of advancing the agenda of inclusive development. This should allow countries in SSA to integrate strategically into the global economy with a view of attenuating “inequalising forces” innate to globalisation.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Keywords: Globalisation, Growth-Poverty Relationships, Africa’s comparative development experiences, Institutional configurations, Institutional traps, Africa’s new opportunities, inclusive development, shared growth
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Economics
ISBN: 9780198728450
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2018 12:30
Related URLs: http://www.oxfo ... f-9780198728450
Funders: Other

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