Finance and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Authored by: Susan Newman

The Routledge Handbook of Financial Geography

Print publication date:  December  2020
Online publication date:  December  2020

Print ISBN: 9780815369738
eBook ISBN: 9781351119061
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781351119061-32

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Abstract

The five decades since independence across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) began in 1960 have seen dramatic shifts in the definition of economic development in the rhetoric, policy, and practice of African nations, international financial institutions (IFIs), and bilateral donors from the Global North. There has also been a significant redefinition of finance in relation to capital accumulation, and the role and functioning of national financial sectors.

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