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From Conflict to Recovery in Africa

Tony Addison


Establishing peace and reconstructing Africa's war-damaged economies are urgent challenges. For Africa to recover, communities must reconstruct, private sectors must revitalize, and states must transform themselves. Thus, unless communities rebuild and strengthen their livelihoods, neither reconstruction nor growth can be poverty-reducing. But communities cannot prosper unless private investment recreates markets and generates more employment. And neither communities nor entrepreneurs can realise their potential without a development state — one that is democratically accountable and dedicated ... More

Keywords: peace, Africa's war-damaged economies, reforms, poverty-reducing development, development state, recovery, post-conflict

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Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199261031
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261031.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tony Addison, editor
Deputy Director UNU/WIDER
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Part I Themes

1 Introduction

Tony Addison

Part II Reconstructing Communities

3 From Humanitarian Assistance to Poverty Reduction in Angola

MÁrio Adauta De sousa, Tony Addison, BjÖrn Ekman, and Åsa Stenman

6 Demobilization, Land, and Household Livelihoods in Ethiopia

Daniel Ayalew, Stefan Dercon, and Pramila Krishnan

Part III Revitalizing Private Sectors

10 Privatization and Economic Strategy in Mozambique

Carlos Castel-Branco, Christopher Cramer, and Degol Hailu

Part IV Transforming States

15 Overcoming the Fiscal Crisis of the African State

Tony Addison, and LÈonce Ndikumana

Part V Conclusions

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