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Delivering sustainable growth in Africa

Book/book chapter

Written by Jodie Keane

After a long period of stagnation, GDP per capita in sub-Saharan Africa has shown significant growth in the last decade. The main reason for this is attributed to an increase in commodity prices including oil, mineral and agricultural products, which are the main export products for most African countries. Another factor has been the scaling up of aid flows following the commencement of the Millennium Development Goals.


By collecting studies on single industries, this works attempt to demonstrate firms' and farmers' responses to the recent economic trend. This book focuses on four industries in five countries that experienced significant external changes. This publication focuses on horiculture in Ghana , construction in Burkina Faso, textiles in Madagascar, agriculture in Uganda, and wood processing in Tanzania. All studies are based on original data collected through the authors' field work.

Takahiro Fukunishi, Jodie Keane, Aya Suzuki, Akio Nishiura, Takahiro Fukunishi, Herinjatovo Aimé Ramiarison, Tomomi Tokuori