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This study tests for long-run relative purchasing power parity among a sample of 27 African less developed countries. For this purpose, a new test advocated by Im and co-workers is employed which allows one to test for unit roots in heterogeneous panel datasets. This is known as the t-bar test,...
Social scientists and rural development interventionists in Tanzania and in Sub-Saharan Africa depend mainly on conventional sample surveys; in part this is a legacy of their basic training. Participatory rural appraisal and intervention approaches offer a varied range of methods. We ask...
Households in developing countries adopt livelihood strategies that often rely on income from a diversity of sources. From a policy perspective it becomes important to understand the relative importance of income sources in driving inter-household inequality and poverty. Recent theoretical...
Some African food markets can still seem to operate inefficiently after price liberalisation. This seems mainly due to the existence of significant transaction costs because of small-scale operations, and is influenced by lack of grading, deficient infrastructure and information systems. It is...
This article examines the de-industrialisation hypothesis in the context of recent developments in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Alternative versions of de-industrialisation are considered and a methodology for testing for such effects is put forward. This involves a cross-country analysis using a...
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