publication . Preprint . 2008

Targeting Employment Expansion, Economic Growth and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: Outlines of an Alternative Economic Programme for the Region

James Heintz; Robert Pollin;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2008
Abstract
This paper outlines the elements of a development-targeted economic framework aimed at creating decent employment opportunities as a strategy for realizing core human development goals in Africa. Four policy areas form the core of the paper: monetary policy and inflation, exchange rate policy, development finance and financial sector reforms, and public investment and fiscal policy. This paper draws heavily on three large UNDP-sponsored studies of employment-oriented economic policies in Kenya, Ghana, and South Africa. The paper aims to discuss the elements of an alternative, development-targeted economic framework for African countries in general and, in doing ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Africa, macroeconomics, employment, finance, exchange rates, inflation., jel:E60, jel:E24, jel:O11, jel:O55
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