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Prospects for economic governance: resilient pro‐poor growth

Prospects for economic governance: resilient pro‐poor growth Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss the potential of the present drivers of economic governance, trade and investment, and also to envision their intersections and cross‐cutting impacts on poverty and human development. Design/methodology/approach – A general review is employed to highlight scenarios shaping Africa's economic governance and the magnitude of their impact on pro‐poor growth. Potential responses are identified to address African vulnerabilities to poor governance and alternative dimensions to achievable equitable future are recommended for implementing those measures as a way forward. Findings – The paper observes that changes to the policy environment should include reform in Africa's governance and policy processes by supporting participation by a variety of actors including the poor rural farmers and women among others. Research limitations/implications – A broader literature review to support some of the recommended alternative dimensions is needed. Practical implications – The existing economic governance structure in Africa does not include stakeholders. Changes to the policy environment should include reform in Africa's economic governance and policy processes by supporting participation by a variety of actors including the poor rural actors (farmers and women) among other underrepresented groups. Originality/value – The paper uses foresight and futures in discussing alternative scenarios for economic governance as relatives to poverty reductions and human development. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png foresight Emerald Publishing

Prospects for economic governance: resilient pro‐poor growth

foresight , Volume 11 (4): 16 – Jul 17, 2009

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1463-6689
DOI
10.1108/14636680910982449
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss the potential of the present drivers of economic governance, trade and investment, and also to envision their intersections and cross‐cutting impacts on poverty and human development. Design/methodology/approach – A general review is employed to highlight scenarios shaping Africa's economic governance and the magnitude of their impact on pro‐poor growth. Potential responses are identified to address African vulnerabilities to poor governance and alternative dimensions to achievable equitable future are recommended for implementing those measures as a way forward. Findings – The paper observes that changes to the policy environment should include reform in Africa's governance and policy processes by supporting participation by a variety of actors including the poor rural farmers and women among others. Research limitations/implications – A broader literature review to support some of the recommended alternative dimensions is needed. Practical implications – The existing economic governance structure in Africa does not include stakeholders. Changes to the policy environment should include reform in Africa's economic governance and policy processes by supporting participation by a variety of actors including the poor rural actors (farmers and women) among other underrepresented groups. Originality/value – The paper uses foresight and futures in discussing alternative scenarios for economic governance as relatives to poverty reductions and human development.

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foresightEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 17, 2009

Keywords: Economics; Africa; Economic growth; Forward planning

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