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صندوق النقد الدولي والبنك الدوليوالدين الإفريقيالأثر الاجتماعي والسياسي

صندوق النقد الدولي والبنك الدوليوالدين الإفريقيالأثر الاجتماعي والسياسي

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Title: صندوق النقد الدولي والبنك الدوليوالدين الإفريقيالأثر الاجتماعي والسياسي
Author: مي محمد عبد الحليم, محجوب
Abstract: This book constitutes Volume 2 of a two-volume study. It extends to the social and political effects of IMF-World Bank policies and programmes on such social groups as women, children, workers and peasants. It also contains a number of county-specific studies. This volume of the study comprises the chapters numbered from 1 to12. The first 5 chapters and few pages from chapter 6 were translated by my colleague Gaafar Osman Bakheit, whereas the 100 pages falling in the part of the book I translated constitute the remaining pages of Chapter 6 along with the other chapters numbered from 7-12. Chapter 6 discusses employment, incomes, basic needs and the Structural Adjustment Policy in Uganda, 1980-87, focusing on employment, wages and wage policies; formal and informal employment and incomes; management and human capital. Then it goes on examining a number of related issues ending at an evaluation of the IMF-World Bank adjustment package. Chapter 7 discusses the impact of the IMF-World Bank programmes on women and children in Zambia, examining the impact of these economic adjustments on vulnerable groups like the lower-income urban consumers and, most especially, female heads of households. Chapter 8 focuses on the Senegal’s Structural Adjustment Programme SAP and its economic and social effects, examining what it has so called the political economy of regression and referring to the SAP as “the source of growing social discontent”. Finally it discusses the political effects of the SAP. Chapter 9 discusses the social impact of Ghana’s Adjustment Programme, 1983-86, focusing on the theoretical problems of IMF programmes and the retrenchment policies. It further examines the effects of the Economic Recovery Programme ERP, and to what extent had it affected the cocoa producers in Ghana on the one hand, and the public administration system, on the other. Chapter 10 focuses on the World Bank, the IMF and Nigeria’s agricultural and rural economy, examining the falling rural production and incomes, growing rural un- and underemployment and resultant rural-urban migration, and increase in epidemic diseases. Chapter 11 discusses the crisis and adjustment relating to the experience of the Nigerian workers, examining the rationalization and adjustment in industry and the public service, and the workers’ responses towards such policies. It also focuses on the Nigerian Labour Conference struggling over minimum wage, transport fares and popular rights. Finally, chapter 12 focuses on the conference closing statement and alternative proposals on debt and reconstruction in Africa, and the main policy changes suggested by various agencies and experts. It ends at stating that the implementation of these alternative policies and programmes requires a national, regional and international coordination of responses
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/11523
Date: 2015-06-13


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