Asian Tigers, African Lions: Comparing the Development Performance of Southeast Asia and Africa

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BRILL, Oct 4, 2013 - Social Science - 538 pages
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Asian Tigers, African Lions is an anthology of contributions by scholars and (former) diplomats related to the ‘Tracking Development’ research project, funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and coordinated by the African Studies Centre and KITLV, both in Leiden, in collaboration with scholars based in Africa and Asia. The project compared the performance of growth and development of four pairs of countries in Southeast Asia and Sub-Sahara Africa during the last sixty years. It tried to answer the question how two regions with comparable levels of income per capita in the 1950s could diverge so rapidly. Why are there so many Asian tigers and not yet so many African lions? What could Africa learn from Southeast Asian development trajectories?
 

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Contents

Design Process Organization and Results
3
Explanations and Implications
27
Questions Approaches and Challenges
51
Comparing the Agricultural Performance of Africa and Southeast Asia over the Last Fifty Years
85
Part Two Comparing Indonesia and Nigeria
129
Technocracy and the Institutionalization of Economic Development in Indonesia and Nigeria 19671990
131
Elites and Exchange Rate Policy in Indonesia and Nigeria
151
Population Programmes and Their Implications for Poverty Reduction in Indonesia and Nigeria 19661999
175
Foreign Direct Investment in Kenya and Malaysia
317
Part Four Comparing Vietnam and Tanzania
339
Differential Supply Responses to Liberalization and Resultant Poverty Alleviation in Vietnam and Tanzania
341
The Variation in Output and Marketing of Cashew in Tanzania and Vietnam
367
The Textile Industry in Vietnam and Tanzania
391
Part Five Comparing Cambodia and Uganda
417
Uganda and Cambodia Compared
419
Two Tales from Cambodia and Uganda
453

Comparing the Experience of Nigeria and Indonesia 19671998
197
Part Three Comparing Malaysia and Kenya
227
Agricultural and Rural Development in Malaysia and Kenya and the Politics of Policy
229
Comparing Malaysia with Kenya
257
A Comparison of the Industrial Policies and Outcomes in Kenya and Malaysia
289
Comparing Uganda and Cambodia
475
Part Six Some afterthoughts
497
Firm Findings and Remaining Questions
499
Notes on Contributors
517
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