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NQF credits: 14

Fourth year status‚ second semester‚ one double lecture per week.

Course co–ordinator: Prof Haim Abraham.

Entrance requirements: See admissions requirements for Honours in Economics.

Course outline: After independence‚ many parts of Africa suffered serious relative economic decline. Recent growth rates have been very promising. This course is therefore about the challenges confronting economic development in Africa (generally excluding South Africa). It seeks to provide a detailed overview of African development‚ and exposes students to debates regarding past problems‚ current issues and future possibilities. The focus is applied and policy oriented. Topics include the state in Africa‚ challenges of managing capital flows‚ aid‚ resources and conflict‚ agriculture and industrialisation.

DP requirements: None.

Assessment: Assignments‚ tests and examination count for 100%.

Last updated : 18 Jun 2014

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