Africa’s Recovery in the 1990s

From Stagnation and Adjustment to Human Development

  • Giovanni Andrea Cornia
  • Rolph van der Hoeven
  • Thandika Mkandawire

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction

    1. Giovanni Andrea Cornia, Rolph van der Hoeven, Thandika Mkandawire
      Pages 1-6
  3. The Crisis of the 1980s

  4. The Variety of Adjustment Experiences in the 1980s: Five National Case Studies

  5. An Alternative Approach for the Development of Africa in the 1990s and Beyond

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Giovanni Andrea Cornia, Rolph van der Hoeven, Thandika Mkandawire
      Pages 159-190
    3. Giovanni Andrea Cornia, Rolph van der Hoeven, Sanjaya Lall
      Pages 191-226
    4. Giovanni Andrea Cornia, Jocelyn de Jong
      Pages 246-271
    5. Rolph van der Hoeven
      Pages 272-295
    6. Frances Stewart
      Pages 312-333
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 334-375

About this book


While the design of adjustment policies in the latter part of the 1980s has generally shown greater attention to their impact on growth and social implications, this book argues that several orthodox adjustment policies are still incongruent with long-term development in Africa. It goes on to discuss a development strategy which could lead to a much awaited economic recovery and improvement in social conditions in Africa in the 1990s drawing its conclusions from a general theoretical discussion and national case-studies.


design development growth strategy

Editors and affiliations

  • Giovanni Andrea Cornia
    • 1
  • Rolph van der Hoeven
    • 2
  • Thandika Mkandawire
    • 3
  1. 1.International Child Development CentreUNICEFUSA
  2. 2.Structural Adjustment IssuesInternational Labour OfficeGenevaSwitzerland
  3. 3.Council for the Development of Economic and Social Research in Africa (CODESRIA)Africa

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