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Advertising on the Internet  

Simon P. Anderson

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
This article describes the recent developments in online advertising and provides a mostly theory-oriented survey on advertising on the Internet. Social networking is marked by a (one-sided) positive ... More

Africa’s Demographic Transition and Economic Prospects  

Jeffrey D. Sachs

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Jul 2015
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Sep 2014
Sub-Saharan Africa’s opportunity to escape from poverty is real and opportune, but the delayed demographic transition to low mortality and low fertility poses a serious risk. Without a ... More

Africa’s Evolving Economic Policy Frameworks  

Célestin Monga and Justin Yifu Lin

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Jul 2015
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Jan 2015
This introductory chapter of the second volume of the Handbook discusses Africa’s changing economic policy and institutional frameworks, and presents the ways forward. It starts with a ... More

Africa’s New Economic Opportunities  

Paul Collier

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Jul 2015
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Sep 2014
This article explores Africa’s new economic opportunities, paying particular attention to two economic prospects that are better than at any time since Africa gained independence. More ... More

Africa’s Quiet Revolution  

Margaret McMillan and Kenneth Harttgen

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Jul 2015
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Dec 2014
This chapter examines Africa’s structural transformation, from its prolonged period of weak economic growth since the 1970s to the period of stronger growth over the past decade. It first ... More

Africa’s Urbanization: Challenges and Opportunities  

M. Freire, S. Lall, and D. Leipziger

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Jul 2015
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Apr 2015
This chapter examines Africa’s urbanization and the challenges and opportunities it presents, with emphasis on what it will take to make African cities efficient, sustainable, and ... More

Africa, the Next Intellectual Frontier  

Célestin Monga and Justin Yifu Lin

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Jul 2015
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Jan 2015
This introductory chapter presents the objectives of this volume and discusses the challenges of producing relevant knowledge. It starts with an exploration of the reasons why Africa has ... More

African Debt and Debt Relief  

Mark R. Thomas and Marcelo M. Giugale

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Jul 2015
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Nov 2014
African economies did not accumulate serious debt until the 1980s, when unprecedented export credits and development lending combined with slowing exports to send debt ratios climbing. ... More

African Development Banks: Lessons for Development Economics  

Ernest Aryeetey

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Jul 2015
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Nov 2014
This chapter examines the role of Development Banks (DBs) as national and regional financial institutions that provide medium- to long-term capital for investment in various sectors of the ... More

The African Enigma: The Mystery of Tall African Adults Despite Low National Incomes Revisited  

Alexander Moradi and Kalle Hirvonen

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May 2016
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Oct 2015
African adult populations are remarkably tall for the low income levels that prevail at the country level. The average African woman is about 158.5 cm tall, whereas the low gross domestic ... More

African Growth Strategies: The Past, Present, and Future  

Augustin Kwasi Fosu and Eric Kehinde Ogunleye

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Jul 2015
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Oct 2014
This chapter provides a panoramic view of the conceptualization, design, and implementation of growth strategies in Africa, from the pre-colonial period to the present. These strategies ... More

African Monetary Unions: An Obituary  

Célestin Monga

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Jul 2015
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Jan 2015
This chapter discusses the experience of African countries with monetary unions, focusing on the CFA Zone where that experience has been the longest and the deepest history of integration. ... More

Agricultural and Rural Development  

Salomón Salcedo, Fernando Soto-Baquero, José Graziano Da Silva, Rodrigo Castañeda Sepúlveda, and Sergio Gómez Echenique

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Jul 2011
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Sep 2012
Structural reforms implemented at both the macroeconomic and sector levels beginning in the 1980s played a fundamental role in the formation of Latin America's heterogeneous agricultural ... More

Agricultural Markets in Ethiopia  

Bart Minten PhD, Thomas Reardon, and Seneshaw Tamru

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Jan 2019
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Feb 2019
Ethiopia’s agricultural markets are quickly evolving, driven by major contextual changes including high population growth, rapid urbanization, major infrastructure investments, income ... More

Agriculture’s Changing Role in Ethiopia’s Economic Transformation  

Stefan Dercon and Douglas Gollin

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Jan 2019
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Feb 2019
This chapter discusses the role agriculture has played in growth and economic transformation in Ethiopia since the 1990s. Ethiopia’s dominant development strategy narrative since the 1990s ... More

Agriculture, Growth, and Development in Africa: Theory and Practice  

Ousmane Badiane and Tsitsi Makombe

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Jul 2015
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Nov 2014
This chapter reviews the evolution of development theory and practice, the role of agriculture therein, and the pace of structural transformation in Africa over the last 50 years. The ... More

Aid to Africa: Emerging Trends and Issues  

Peter Quartey and Gloria Afful-Mensah

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Jul 2015
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Nov 2014
Some authors have stressed the importance of aid in boosting growth, given that poverty levels in most aid recipient countries (particularly sub-Saharan Africa) have continued to worsen in ... More

Aid to Africa: The Changing Context  

Tony Addison, Saurabh Singhal, and Finn Tarp

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Jul 2015
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Nov 2014
This chapter explains how official development assistance (ODA) can help achieve the structural transformation of African economies, and thereby inclusive growth, employment and peace. It ... More

Anti-Poverty Transfers and Poverty Reduction  

Armando Barrientos

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Oct 2018
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Aug 2018
This chapter examines the role that public policy initiatives—specifically anti-poverty transfers—have played in the reduction of poverty and inequality in Brazil. A number of anti-poverty ... More

Are NAFTA and Export-oriented Industrialization Passé for Mexico’s Economy? Global Lessons  

Enrique Dussel Peters

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May 2013
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Aug 2013
This chapter focuses on the effects of Mexico’s export-oriented industrialization (EOI) strategy, which replaced the previous import-substitution approach. It argues that since the ... More

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