NPS/FAO Asia

Materials for Directed Studies in African Political Economy, Summer Term, 2014


GENERAL RESOURCES FOR ALL OF THE DIRECTED STUDIES

BOOKS

Each African Economic Outlook also has a very good assessment of the major African countries

The IMF Regional Economic Outlooks for Sub-Saharan Africa are issues twice a year. They are very good for the overall economic climate as well as some technical issues such as inclusive growth, exchange rates, debt servicing etc.

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Economic Reports on Africa are built around a contemporary theme each year. Many of the chapters are country case studies that might be of use in your research.

The African Development Report presents a good over view of special economic development issues relevant to Africa

The UNCDAD Reports Examine Various Aspects of Economic Development in Africa

Other Resources

SPECIALIZED READINGS FOR EACH DIRECTED STUDY

Zambia/Tanzania -- Poverty Reduction/Inclusive Growth (Jacqueline Natter)

Stages of Growth -- Maurtania (Jen Warren)

Nigeria -- Patron-Client System (Aaron Baum)

Entrepreneurship -- South Africa/Mauritius/Mozambique/Madagascar/Seychelles/ (Eric Rabarijona)

Civil Society Influence Nigeria/Ghana (Temi Songonuga)

The Economy of Botswana (Chris Dorough)

Mozambique (Stephen Pereira)

Defense Spending in West Africa (David Andre)

Probably best to decide how you want to proceed. There are several approaches: (1) descriptive -- who is spending what and on what. How is it being supplied and financed? (2) what are the impacts of defense expenditures on the economy -- guns vs butter tradeoffs? Do defense expenditures come at the expense of education etc? There are also a number of quantative things you could do if you have some statistics.

Ethiopia (Parnell Prassada)