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dc.contributor.authorKiiza, Juliusen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-21T09:28:44Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-21T09:28:44Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9291908517en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/63336-
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the relationship between institution building and economic performance in Mauritius, Botswana and Uganda. The rationale for comparing these cases is simple. While the three have been super-economic stars in their own right, they have achieved substantially different outcomes. Mauritius has achieved Asia-type rapid growth, backed by the structural transformation of the economy from colonial commodity production (sugar) to postcolonial higher value-added industrial and information outcomes. Botswana has delivered rapid and sustained growth with no structural economic transformation. Uganda has attained rapid growth for a shorter postcolonial period (since 1992) and with no structural transformation. This paper contends that these cross-national differences largely arise from the presence of developmental nationalism plus Weberian bureaucracies in Mauritius and Botswana, and their absence in Uganda.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUNU-WIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesResearch Paper, UNU-WIDER, United Nations University (UNU) 2006/73en_US
dc.subject.jelB52en_US
dc.subject.jelO57en_US
dc.subject.jelP16en_US
dc.subject.jelP17en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keyworddevelopmental nationalismen_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomic performanceen_US
dc.subject.keywordAfricaen_US
dc.titleInstitutions and economic performance in Africa: A comparative analysis of Mauritius, Botswana and Ugandaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn514186852en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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