INTERNATIONAL POLICIES, AFRICAN REALITIES: AN ELECTRONIC ROUNDTABLE

BACKGROUND PAPER Economy & Development
(Background Paper 13)
by Africa Policy Information Center
with Dr. K. Y. Amoako, Dr. Julius Ihonvbere, Adwoa Dunn-Mouton, Taoufik Ben Abdallah, Paulina Makinwa-Adebusoye, Dominique Njinkeu, Yassine Fall, Thandika Mkandawire, William Minter, Adwoa Dunn-Mouton, Vicki Lynn Ferguson
Washington, DC, United States
Pamphlet Date: February 2000 Mailing Date: March 14, 2000

21 pages
Contents: Africa Between Structural Adjustment, Globalization, and Sustainable Growth • Population and Development • Trade and Growth • Accountability for Economic Policy Failure in Africa • Our Continent, Our Future Boxes: POPULATION GROWTH • WOMEN IN THE LABOR FORCE •Pamphlet sent as a mailing with cover letter signed by William Minter, Senior Research Fellow, Adwoa Dunn-Mouton, Development Director, and Vicki Lynn Ferguson. The pamphlet says in January 2000, the Africa Policy Information Center (APIC) and the Economic Commission on Africa (ECA) launched an electronic roundtable intended to amplify African voices in international debates on issues affecting Africa. This pamphlet contains opening remarks by the Roundtable co-chairs and selections from contributions by panelists to the first session, on the theme of Economy and Development. The cover letter and pamphlet discusses the Advocacy Network for Africa (ADNA), African Development Forum (ADF), HIV/AIDS, the Ford Foundation, military rule, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), UNAIDS, challenges, the World Bank, U.S. policy toward Africa, the U.S.-Africa Ministerial meeting as the State Department, political institutions, the disadvantaged, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), colonialism, human rights, the U.S. Congress, Karin Santi, Mercy Wambui, the Environmental Development Action in the Third World (ENDA Tiers Monde), global production and commerce, budgetary austerity, privatization, the standard of living, per capita growth, inequality in the distribution of wealth, customs barriers, the cost of production, external debt, debt relief, publically controlled enterprises, the banking system, capital flows, electric power companies, drinking water, forest exploitation, discrimination, the informal economy, small producers, poverty, new technologies, the World Trade Organization (WTO), global commerce, wealth countries, transnational corporations, investment, research, infrastructure, training, the multilateral trading system, subregional integration, imports, the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the Working Group on Population Growth and Economic Development of the National Academy of Science, the World Summit for Social Development, the International Conference on Population and Development, the UN General Assembly, women's empowerment, youth, the workforce, AIDS-induced deaths, the elderly, agricultural production, the Population Environment-Development Agriculture (PEDA) computer simulation model, the African Economic Research Consortium, real Gross Domestic Product (GDP), technical barriers to trade, the Abuja Treaty establishing the African Economic Community, marginalization, the Bretton woods Institutions, Least Developed Countries, Association of African Women for Research and Development (AAWORD), the HIPC Initiative (Highly Indebted Poor Countries Debt Relief Initiative), the Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility, slavery, the Lome Convention, the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act, education, health, transport, peace, gender equality, pharmaceutical companies, patents of seeds or medical products, the developed world, corruption, dictatorial regimes, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), UNDP (United Nations Development Programme), democratic values, the banning of landmines, OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), the United Nations Research Institute on Social Development, Charles C. Soludo, CODESRIA (Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa), the Lagos Plan of Action, the Final Act of Lagos, and UNECA's African Alternative Framework to Structural Adjustment Programs, the international community, Claude Ake, and natural resources.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the Africa Policy Information Center).
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root