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dc.contributor.authorRobinson, James A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-18en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-26T07:40:31Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-26T07:40:31Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-9230-211-5en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/45082-
dc.description.abstractI argue that the economic success of Botswana can be explained by the historical development of its institutions which is related to the trajectory of the Tswana states over the past 200 years. These institutions created a much more stable and accountable government than elsewhere in Africa after independence with the desire and incentive to adopt good economic policies. There are two main lessons from this experience. The first is how successful an African economy can become using simple orthodox well-understood policies. The second is that successful development in Africa will be helped by a focus on the development of state institutions. Though Botswana inherited different institutions from elsewhere, it also built on these, in particular trying to create a national identity and to continually modernize and adapt institutions. There are many lessons for other African countries from these policy choices.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUNU-WIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesResearch paper / UNU-WIDER 2009.40en_US
dc.subject.jelO10en_US
dc.subject.jelH1en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordgovernanceen_US
dc.subject.keywordpatrimonialismen_US
dc.subject.keywordstate formationen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungen_US
dc.subject.stwGovernance-Ansatzen_US
dc.subject.stwRegierungen_US
dc.subject.stwBotsuanaen_US
dc.titleBotswana as a role model for country successen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn601782755en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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