Questioning Africa's economic resilience

Show simple item record Hartwell, Leon 2012-05-28T06:41:05Z 2012-05-28T06:41:05Z 2011-11
dc.description.abstract In the midst of the Great Recession, the International Monetary Fund and World Bank boldly proclaimed that African economies have displayed 'resilience'. It was an attempt to boast that their policy prescriptions have finally paid off, especially in Africa. It is important to challenge this discourse by providing alternative explanations of the state of Africa's development. It not, the Bretton Woods Institutions will continue to prescribe ineffective standardise neoliberal policies to the region. The Bretton Woods Institutions have not moved beyond the Washington Consensus, despite a multitude of declarations acknowledging the failure of a one-size-fits-all approach. This article therefore questions the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund's optimism regarding Africa's debt sustainability, economic growth and development spending. en
dc.description.librarian nf2012 en
dc.description.uri en_US
dc.identifier.citation Hartwell, L 2011, 'Questioning Africa's economic resilience', Strategic Review for Southern Africa, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 81-105. en
dc.identifier.issn 1013-1108 (print)
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Institute for Strategic Studies, University of Pretoria en_US
dc.rights Institute for Strategic Studies, University of Pretoria en_US
dc.subject Great recession en
dc.subject Economic resilience en
dc.subject.lcsh Recessions -- Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Financial institutions, International -- Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh International finance en
dc.title Questioning Africa's economic resilience en
dc.type Article en

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