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Title Africa : adjusting to the challenges of globalization / editor, Laura Wallace.
Imprint [Washington, D.C.] : International Monetary Fund ; [Japan] : Ministry of Finance of Japan, [1999]

Subject Free trade -- Africa -- Congresses.
Structural adjustment (Economic policy) -- Africa -- Congresses.
Investments, Foreign -- Africa -- Congresses.
Africa -- Economic policy -- Congresses.
Alt Name Wallace, Laura (Laura Karen),
International Monetary Fund,
Japan. Ōkurashō,
Description 1 online resource (xii, 201 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Contents I. Improving the environment for private investment and activities. Opening remarks / Motomichi Ikawa -- Lessons on regulatory reform: the Philippines' experience / Florian Alburo -- Lessons on regulatory reform: Kenya's experience / Harris Mule -- Comments / Vina-Seeburn Dabeesingh, Iain T. Christie -- Developing sound banking systems and practices in Africa / Piero Ugolini -- Relevance of banking lessons for Africa: Zimbabwe's experience / Leonard Tsumba -- Comments / James Cross, Hiroyuki Hino -- Liberalizing the trade system / Robert Sharer -- Comments / Hirohisa Kohama, Ibrahima Makenguilé. II. Strengthening the contribution of government. Better public sector resource management: capacity building and good governance / Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile -- Comments / Kwesi Botchwey, John Roberts, Reinold van Til -- Quality and composition of public spending in Africa: suggestions for increased effectiveness / Luca Barbone -- Comments / Gray Mgonja [and others]. III. Reform priorities for Africa. Panel discussion / Tomáz Salomão [and others] -- Concluding remarks / Evangelos Calamitsis.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Sub-Saharan Africa needs much faster economic growth and more effective economic, financial, and social policies if it is to make up for lost ground and reduce the number of people living in abject poverty. Edited by Laura Wallace, this volume presents the proceedings of a May 1998 seminar in Paris, organized jointly by the IMF and the Japanese Ministry of Finance, on ways to accelerate Africa's growth in our increasingly globalized world. Senior African and Asian government officials, representatives from multicultural institutions, donors, academics, and private sector participants gathered to discuss how to improve the private investment environment in African countries and take advantage of globalization's benefits while minimizing its risks, and how to strengthen the contribution of government in areas of capacity building, good governance, effective public resource management, and improved quality and composition of government spending.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781455216284 (electronic bk.)
1455216283 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 655167958
Additional Format Print version: Africa. Washington, D.C. : International Monetary Fund ; [Japan] : Ministry of Finance of Japan, 1999 9781557758293 (DLC) 99058965 (OCoLC)42866246

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