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The world that we live in today is changing dramatically. Economic and political liberalization, together with accelerating technological change, are driving the extraordinary process we know as "globalization." This new global environment requires new approaches, new ideas, and innovative tools to address new challenges in areas as different as weapons control, climate change, genetic engineering, and labour standards.

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For decades now, the countries of sub-Saharan Africa have implemented the structural adjustment programs of the Bretton Woods Institutions. The results, however, have been less than sterling. Extreme poverty and underdevelopment continue to plague sub-Saharan Africa, and it is now generally agreed that a new approach is urgently required.

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The focus of the 1980s was economic adjustment; in the 1990s, it's social policy reform. Governments are realizing that without effective social policies, the equality and growth of a society are compromised.

In Social Policy in a Global Society, international experts examine common social policy issues of Canada and Latin American countries. Discussing relevant experiences and lessons learned, they identify areas for future research, training and information that may lead to more effective and equitable social policies and programs.

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African Voices on Structural Adjustment presents 14 in-depth studies on the history and future of structural adjustment in Africa. Each study appraises the performance of structural adjustment policies (SAPs) with respect to a particular sector or issue. Each evaluates the compatibility of SAPs with the requirements for long-term development in Africa and, most importantly, each presents a truly African perspective. The contributors represent a outstanding collection of leading African economists and development experts.

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Depuis des décennies, les pays de l'Afrique subsaharienne mettent en oeuvre les programmes d'ajustement structurel des institutions de Bretton Woods. Les résultats sont toutefois loin d'être éclatants. La pauvreté extrême et le sous-développement sévissent toujours en Afrique subsaharienne et l'on reconnaît maintenant en général qu'une nouvelle stratégie s'impose de toute urgence.

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African Voices on Structural Adjustment présente 14 études détaillées sur l'histoire et l'avenir de l'ajustement structurel en Afrique. Chaque étude évalue le rendement des politiques d'ajustement structurel (PAS) à l'égard d'un secteur ou d'un enjeu en particulier. Dans chaque cas, on évalue la compatibilité des PAS avec les exigences du développement à long terme en Afrique et ce, dans une optique vraiment africaine, ce qui est le plus important. Un groupe exceptionnel d'économistes et d'experts du développement africain de premier plan ont contribué à cet ouvrage.

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