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AbstractThe successes of the Economic Recovery Programme in Ghana are now well-known. Nevertheless, as recognized by the Government of Ghana, many individuals remain in acute poverty. Furthermore, the process of adjustment by its very nature is likely to cause short run hardship for certain...
AbstractUnder an own-funds scheme, individuals receive import licenses without being asked the source of their foreign exchange. Such schemes were introduced in the 1970s and1980s in a variety of countries, including Tanzania, Ghana, and the Sudan, usuallyas part of a gradual movement towards...
AbstractMigration to the Gulf, the spread of the parallel economy, and capital flight have become major features of Sudan's economy. This paper examines these processes, analyzes the relationships between them and estimates their quantitative significance over the period 1978–87, based on survey...
AbstractSince its detection in the early 1980s, the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome(AIDS) has become a worldwide epidemic that is spreading rapidly, albeit unevenly, across continents, countries, age groups and socio-economic classes. In addition to finding ways to mitigate the pain, social...
AbstractStarting from the premise that agriculture should play a pivotal role in the process of structural transformation and economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa; and taking the case of the Sudan, an African country with a sizeable agricultural economy, this paper addresses two...
AbstractThis paper is concerned with the extent to which farmers and other households in Côte d'lvoire save and dis-save in order to make their consumption smoother than their incomes. I attempt to test a strict form of inter-temporal smoothing, that consumption follows the permanent income...
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