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Most sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries have been recording considerable growth since the beginning of this century compared to the dismal and unstable growth experience of the 1980s and 1990s. In 2004, for instance, sub-Saharan Africa recorded a per capital gdp growth rate of about 2.6 but the...
Uganda started financial sector reforms in the early 1990s as part of the broader objective of a shift to market-determined prices and private sector led growth. It was hoped that liberalisation of interest rates combined with a reduction in the participation of government in ownership would...
This paper reviews the various ways in which the financial sector could impact on economic growth and development and in the process makes reference to some theoretical underpinnings. We present the structure and characteristics of financial systems in Africa. The main characteristics of...
We survey the theoretical literature on infrastructure and growth. Then review the empirical evidence globally and within the region. Overall we can conclude that the question is not whether infrastructure matters but precisely how much it matters in different contexts? Ultimately, this is an...
This paper reviews some issues relevant to the delivery of public services. It reviews some of the debates and flags some issues that are significant worldwide, especially in Africa. It emphasises how the debate has moved along in terms of defining the relative responsibilities of the public and...
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