Public Expenditures for Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa (Routledge Studies in Development Economics) (Paperback)

Public Expenditures for Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa (Routledge Studies in Development Economics) By Tewodaj Mogues (Editor), Samuel Benin (Editor) Cover Image

Public Expenditures for Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa (Routledge Studies in Development Economics) (Paperback)

By Tewodaj Mogues (Editor), Samuel Benin (Editor)

Email or call for price.

Whereas there is plenty of work looking at macroeconomic effect of public spending on growth and poverty in Africa as well as studies of the impact of spending or investment in one economic sector on outcomes in that sector or on broader welfare measures, this book fills a much needed gap in the research looking how the composition of public spending affects key development outcomes in the region.

The book brings together recent analysis on the trends in, and returns to, public spending for agricultural growth and rural development in Africa. Case studies of selected African countries provide insights on the contributions of different types of public expenditures for poverty, growth and welfare outcomes, as well as insights into the constraints in gaining development mileage from investments in the agricultural sector.

Tewodaj Mogues and Samuel Benin are Research Fellows at the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington DC, USA.
Product Details ISBN: 9781138808447
ISBN-10: 113880844X
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: July 4th, 2014
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics