Thursday, March 25, 2010

Botswana, Ghana, Mauritius and South Africa...

From RePec an article highlighting the importance of governance and institutions in development success:

By:Naudé, Wim
Botswana, Ghana, Mauritius and South Africa are sub-Saharan African countries that stand out for their development progress. Each of these countries has succeeded against the odds, against expectations. This paper synthesizes the common ingredients of these countries’ success, and derives lessons. It concludes that smallness, landlockedness, tropical location, distance from world markets, racism, colonialism and other challenges can be overcome through appropriate institutions, governance and good economic policies.
Keywords:sub-Saharan Africa, development, success, country role models

See also earlier blogposts "Unmasking Africa's seven success stories" and "Go Gabon"

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