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dc.contributor.authorKiiza, Juliusen_US
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.publisherUNU-WIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesResearch Paper, UNU-WIDER, United Nations University (UNU) 2006/73en_US
dc.subject.keyworddevelopmental nationalismen_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomic performanceen_US
dc.titleInstitutions and economic performance in Africa: A comparative analysis of Mauritius, Botswana and Ugandaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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