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Biodegradation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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Brookings Papers on Economic Activity     Open Access   (Followers: 48)
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BRQ Business Research Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Building Sustainable Legacies : The New Frontier Of Societal Value Co-Creation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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Journal Cover African Development Review
  [SJR: 0.275]   [H-I: 17]   [33 followers]  Follow
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   ISSN (Print) 1017-6772 - ISSN (Online) 1467-8268
   Published by John Wiley and Sons Homepage  [1583 journals]
  • Heterogeneous Welfare Effect of Cotton Pricing on Households in Benin
    • Authors: Didier Yélognissè Alia; Anne Floquet, Epiphane Adjovi
      Pages: 107 - 121
      Abstract: Since 2004–2005 the cotton sector in Benin has been experiencing major problems that have caused a decline in production. To help the sector recover, the government intensified its intervention in the form of prices support. This study assesses the impacts of sharp increases in producer prices during the years 2009–2012 on cotton production and the distributional impacts on welfare. Using a partial adjustment model of supply response, we estimate that cotton supply elasticity ranges between 1.3 and 2.6, suggesting that cotton production responds strongly to price incentives. Next, we use concepts of compensating variation and net benefit ratio measures to analyse the welfare implications. We find that an increase in price from 190 FCFA per kg in 2009 to 250 FCFA per kg in 2012 led to a 9.8 percent increase in producers’ welfare. Non-parametric regressions showed that the increase in cotton prices likely benefited all households across the entire income distribution. However, the gains are larger for rich farmers in the northern regions where cotton is predominant.
      PubDate: 2017-06-07T15:48:53.051159-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1467-8268.12244
  • Liberalization Outcomes and Competitive Behaviour in an Emerging Insurance
    • Authors: Abdul Latif Alhassan; Nicholas Biekpe
      Pages: 122 - 138
      Abstract: The liberalization of financial services industry has generally been associated with the creation of large firms, increased foreign presence and the ability to diversify into a broad range of activities. In this paper, we examine the effect of these outcomes on competitive behaviour in the non-life insurance market in South Africa. Using annual data on 79 non-life insurers, we employ the Panzar–Rosse model to estimate the H-statistics competitive index for samples of large versus small insurers, domestic-owned versus foreign-owned insurers and single versus multi-line insurers. Overall, our findings reveal that non-life insurers in South Africa conduct their pricing under conditions of monopolistic competition. The sub-market estimates of the H-statistics indicate that the activities of small, foreign-owned and single-line insurers improve competitive behaviour in the market. This suggests that while liberalization outcome in increased foreign presence improves competition, the creation of large firms from consolidation reduces competitive pressures in the non-life market. The results are robust to both static and dynamic specification of the Panzar–Rosse Model.
      PubDate: 2017-06-07T15:48:57.419776-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1467-8268.12245
  • South-South Trade and Geographical Diversification of Intra-SSA Trade:
           Evidence from BRICs
    • Authors: Laurent Didier
      Pages: 139 - 154
      Abstract: Export performance in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is low, unlike the other developing regions, with an intra-regional trade still weak and a trade pattern that remains very concentrated even if some progress seems to appear. Recent findings suggest that South-South trade allows more improvement in export diversification of developing economies than North-South trade. We examine the diversification of trading partners and more precisely, to what extent the nature of external trading partners matters for the geographical diversification of intra-SSA trade. We apply this economic intuition to trade relationships between the BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India, China) and SSA countries in a context of shifting wealth and a trade reorientation for developing economies. We use a theory-consistent and robust structural gravity model with three different dependent variables (value of bilateral export flows, binary variable for strictly positive export flows, number of export destinations) based on a worldwide database over the period 1948–2012. We attempt to compare the exports of each member of the BRICs to SSA in order to know whether there are different effects on the geographical diversification of intra-SSA trade. Globally, Chinese exports to SSA have the strongest impact on the geographical diversification of intra-SSA trade relative to the other BRICs.
      PubDate: 2017-06-07T15:48:54.77081-05:0
      DOI: 10.1111/1467-8268.12246
  • Economic Expansion and Environmental Sustainability Nexus in Ghana
    • Authors: Solomon Aboagye
      Pages: 155 - 168
      Abstract: In recent years, following the continued rise in the level of degradation and pollution in developing and emerging economies, the debate on the costs, benefits and longer-term implications of growth policies on the environment has intensified among stakeholders. Although economic expansion remains paramount in policy, ensuring environmental sustainability amidst the quest to stimulate growth in Ghana has assumed a central theme in its contemporary growth agenda. Exploring annual time series data spanning 1975–2015 this study examined, in Ghana, the environmental impact of economic expansion within the standard Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) framework. The Autoregressive Distributed Lagged bounds approach to cointegration did not confirm the existence of EKC for any of the environmental indicators in the short run, but was robustly established in the long run for CO2 emissions and energy consumption. This conclusion implies that, given the long-run parameters of Ghana, beyond a certain income level, degradation emanating from energy consumption and CO2 emissions will eventually fall as the country's economy expands. The study is the first to examine the effect of economic expansion on three of the most important environmental indicators in Ghana and also to employ an environmentally adjusted income variable as a measure of environment sustainability.
      PubDate: 2017-06-07T15:48:53.864151-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1467-8268.12247
  • Livelihoods andChild Welfare among Poor Rural Farmers in East Africa
    • Authors: Brett Inder; Carolyn Kabore, Sharna Nolan, Katy Cornwell, Diana Contreras Suarez, Anne Crawford, Joseph K. Kamara
      Pages: 169 - 183
      Abstract: This paper explores aspects of household livelihoods and welfare among poor rural farmers in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. The models use data from an extensive cross-sectional household survey undertaken in 2013 of over 3,500 rural households. Interest is in identifying the main input constraints to improving farm production, with a particular focus on labour constraints, and the impacts of farm production on the well-being of children — their food security, resilience and engagement in school. The results show low agricultural productivity, and that yields per hectare decline significantly with land size. This is consistent with poor quality land and a labour constraint in agricultural activity: there is insufficient return on labour to justify further investment of effort to cultivate the land, given the typically low-input, labour-intensive farming methods. Food shortage models also show that adult labour is relatively unproductive: having more adults in the household produces little reduction in the incidence of food shortages. Overall the results suggest some directions for development interventions, by highlighting that the critical issue for economic and social development among these communities is to improve the productivity of both land and labour.
      PubDate: 2017-06-07T15:48:56.178223-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1467-8268.12248
  • Foreign Aid, Governance and Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: Does
           One Cap Fit All'
    • Authors: Adeniyi Jimmy Adedokun
      Pages: 184 - 196
      Abstract: Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has been receiving foreign aid for many decades; nonetheless, it ranked among the poorest regions in the world. This study revisits the aid effectiveness debate quantitatively by investigating the relationship among foreign aid, governance and economic growth in SSA using more recent data from 1996 to 2012 and testing for heterogeneity in aid recipient countries. Fundamental questions raised in this study are: does aid work the same way in all regions and group of countries in SSA' Do governance and size of aid matter' Employing the system generalized methods of moments (system GMM) technique, results show that foreign aid has an insignificant negative relationship with economic growth in aggregate SSA. However, one cap does not fit all in SSA as heterogeneity across aid recipients has implications for aid effectiveness. Moreover, governance and size of aid complement each other to improve growth in SSA. This study has been able to show quantitatively that a general policy for countries in SSA is not good enough for aid effectiveness; donors should increase the size of aid, and governance in recipient countries must improve. In conclusion, heterogeneity, governance and size of aid matter for aid effectiveness in SSA.
      PubDate: 2017-06-07T15:48:55.686032-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1467-8268.12249
  • Macroeconomic Determinants of Unemployment: Empirical Evidence from
           Economic Community of West African States
    • Authors: Abiodun O. Folawewo; Oluwafemi M. Adeboje
      Pages: 197 - 210
      Abstract: This paper builds on Okun's law and Phillips curve theoretical frameworks to analyse the relationship between macroeconomic aggregates and unemployment in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Fixed and random effects, as well as fully modified ordinary least squares (FMOL) panel data estimation techniques are employed on annual data covering 1991 to 2014. Empirical analyses are performed at both aggregate ECOWAS data level and sub-regional levels, that is, Francophone and Anglophone country levels. Results show that gross domestic product (GDP) growth has a reducing but insignificant effect on unemployment rate, which indicates low employment elasticity of growth in the region. Inflation has an overwhelming positive impact on unemployment, indicating invalidity of the Phillips curve hypothesis. Another important finding of the paper is the positive impact of labour productivity on unemployment rate, reflecting a trade-off between labour productivity and employment. Further, FDI and external debt exert a weak negative impact on unemployment, while population growth has an increasing effect. The paper suggests the need for enabling macroeconomic environment that promotes employment generation in the ECOWAS region.
      PubDate: 2017-06-07T15:48:55.235315-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1467-8268.12250
  • Does FDI Dampen or Magnify Output Growth Volatility in the ECOWAS
    • Authors: Kazeem Bello Ajide; Oluwanbepelumi Esther Osode
      Pages: 211 - 222
      Abstract: This paper investigates whether FDI dampens or magnifies output growth volatility in 11 countries within the ECOWAS region over a period spanning 1980 through 2013. Using a quantile regression approach, our findings show that FDI dampens output growth volatility not across the quintiles but only in countries with high volatility episodes. In essence, FDI does not seem to exert any significant effects on countries with low output volatility experience. Also, in controlling for some country-specific factors, our result shows the magnifying impacts of such variables like fiscal structure, money growth as well as exchange rates volatilities. Thus, increasing FDI accompanied by a conducive economic environment especially in the most volatile countries is advocated. Furthermore, a duly regulated exchange rate policy coupled with prudent government spending mostly on productive economic activities should be encouraged and implemented to reduce output volatility in the region.
      PubDate: 2017-06-07T15:48:52.17489-05:0
      DOI: 10.1111/1467-8268.12251
  • Educational Inequalities between Siblings: Evidence from Six Sub-Saharan
           African Countries 
    • Authors: Hady Senghor; François-Charles Wolff
      Pages: 223 - 236
      Abstract: This paper investigates the determinants of educational achievements using household data collected in 2009 and 2010 from six sub-Saharan African countries. The econometric strategy combines estimation of random effect Probit models and variance decompositions to assess the relative contributions of between-family and within-family inequalities in schooling. Whilst the selected countries are rather heterogeneous in terms of economic development and public education expenditures, very similar results are found in five out of the six sub-Saharan countries. More than two-thirds of differences in schooling are explained by educational differences between families and within-household inequalities are very difficult to explain by observed family characteristics.
      PubDate: 2017-06-07T15:48:54.296592-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1467-8268.12252
  • Determinants of Learning among Primary School Children in Ethiopia:
           Analysis of Round 2 and 3 of Young Lives Data
    • Authors: God'stime Osekhebhen Eigbiremolen
      Pages: 237 - 248
      Abstract: Although years of schooling and enrolment rates can be used as measures of educational progress, they are inadequate in explaining children's learning process. This is because the benefits of education are ultimately determined by the skills acquired in school, and not just the number of years spent in education. This paper investigates the determinants of learning among primary school children in Ethiopia using Round 2 and 3 of the unique Young Lives survey data. Using the framework of the education production function, the inherent endogeneity problem is discussed and addressed as much as data permits. Empirical evidence suggests that children in private schools do not learn better than their counterparts in public schools. In addition, household income has little effect on children's learning. This suggests that government-backed income transfer programmes to low-income households may not achieve substantial improvement in learning outcomes. Rather, the number of hours spent studying at school may be more relevant in improving children's learning outcomes. Thus, full-day teaching as against the erstwhile shift teaching system in Ethiopia should be fully implemented and sustained across regions and districts.
      PubDate: 2017-06-07T15:48:53.484472-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1467-8268.12253
  • Financial Inclusion and the Role of Women in Nigeria
    • Authors: Toyin Segun Ogunleye
      Pages: 249 - 258
      Abstract: The study tests the assertion that greater lending to microfinance female clients leads to an improvement in repayment rate. The study uses unbalanced panel data framework of 752 microfinance banks (MFBs) in Nigeria during the period 2011 to 2014. Findings from the regressions confirm a positive impact of female inclusion on loan repayment rate. A higher proportion of female clients is associated with a greater repayment rate and with fewer loan provisions. The study recommends that microfinance banks should target specifically women clients in Nigeria, as greater lending to them will improve outreach to the poor.
      PubDate: 2017-06-07T15:48:57.104533-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1467-8268.12254
  • In Search of Rural Entrepreneurship: Non-farm Household Enterprises (NFEs)
           as Instruments of Rural Transformation in Ethiopia
    • Authors: Abebe Ejigu Alemu; Jimi O. Adesina
      Pages: 259 - 271
      Abstract: Sub-Saharan Africa is mainly agricultural and rural transformation remains slow owing to weak market-orientation and entrepreneurship development. This study aims at investigating determinants of households’ enterprise engagement and effect on livelihood. Logit model and propensity score matching were employed to analyse data captured from 415 households in Ethiopia. The empirical model reveals that education, cooperatives, socio-economy, access to transport, communication, credit, and FTC were drivers of households’ engagement in NFE. Livelihood was also significantly better for engaged households. It is suggested that policies to improve infrastructure, credit and extension, and promote rural cooperation would enhance Africa's smallholders’ enterprise development.
      PubDate: 2017-06-07T15:48:56.648248-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1467-8268.12255
  • Investigating the Nexus between Institutional Quality and Stock Market
    • Authors: Charles O. Manasseh; Timothy E. Mathew, Jonathan E. Ogbuabor
      Pages: 272 - 292
      Abstract: This study investigates the nexus between institutional quality and stock market development. The Autoregressive Distributed Lag Model (ARDL (1,1)) and ARDL bounds testing procedure (Pesaran et al., ) was adopted for the estimation. We used annual time series data that covers the periods 1985 to 2013. Institutional quality is measured with corruption control, democratic accountability and bureaucratic quality, while stock market development is measured with market capitalization ratio. The institutional quality captures the degree of transparency and the level of investors' confidence while market capitalization measures overall performance. In addition, we also accounted for the influence of the banking sector (proxy: ratio of credit to the private sector). We control for the influence of variables such as stock market liquidity and per capita income. The results of the bounds test suggest that institutional quality and market development move together in the long run. Further investigation also shows that corruption control and democratic accountability are key institutional measures that impact significantly on stock market development, suggesting that institutional quality promotes the degree of transparency and investors' confidence. Other variables such as stock market liquidity, bureaucratic quality and per capita income were also found to be important determinants of stock market development in Nigeria. Hence, given the above findings, the relevant authorities should increase their efforts to control the level of corruption through the enhancement of the regulatory framework that could ensure accountability and efficient monitoring of the market actors for the sustainability of investors' confidence and the promotion of stock market development in Nigeria.
      PubDate: 2017-06-07T15:48:49.949763-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1467-8268.12256
  • Dividend Policy and Shareholders’ Value: Evidence from Listed
           Companies in Ghana
    • Authors: Daniel Ofori-Sasu; Joshua Yindenaba Abor, Achampong Kofi Osei
      Pages: 293 - 304
      Abstract: This study examines the effect of dividend policy on shareholder value of listed companies in Ghana. It analyses the factors affecting dividend policy and how dividend policy affects shareholders’ value. Data from 2009 to 2014 financial reports of listed companies on the Ghana Stock Exchange were used. The data was analysed using pooled OLS panel regression. The findings reveal that ROE, firm age, tax, tangibility, GDP growth and interest rate are statistically significant in explaining dividend policy. The study suggests that firms consider the use of dividend yield as an appropriate measure when making choices in dividend policy. The study finds a positive relationship between dividend per share and shareholders’ value. More so, firms with higher dividend yield tend to reduce shareholders’ value, as confirmed by a negative and significant relationship between dividend yield and shareholders’ value. It concludes that dividend policy has a strong relationship with shareholders’ value. The study recommends that managers should embark on prudent investment activities that would generate higher returns (both dividend and capital gains) to shareholders in order to increase shareholder value.
      PubDate: 2017-06-07T15:48:57.955573-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1467-8268.12257
  • Complementarity Effect of Financial Development and FDI on Investment in
           Sub-Saharan Africa: A Panel Data Analysis
    • Authors: Elliot Boateng; Mary Amponsah, Collins Annor Baah
      Pages: 305 - 318
      Abstract: This paper examines the interactive effect of financial development and foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows on domestic investment in sub-Sahara Africa (SSA). A panel data of 16 SSA countries sampled from 1980 to 2014 are employed. Using the fixed effect, pooled OLS and the FMOLS techniques, our empirical results show that financial development complements FDI inflows to augment domestic investment in SSA. Among other things, the direct effect of FDI inflows, financial sector development, real GDP growth, domestic savings and trade openness are investment promoting while lending rate and inflation inhibit domestic investment in the region. As a policy implication, deepening the financial sector demands considerable attention since it serves as an important channel through which FDI influences domestic investment. While developing the financial sector, it is equally essential that policymakers give enough attention to key macroeconomic stability.
      PubDate: 2017-06-07T15:48:52.590596-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1467-8268.12258
  • The Impact of Oil Price on South African GDP Growth: A Bayesian Markov
           Switching-VAR Analysis
    • Authors: Mehmet Balcilar; Reneé van Eyden, Josine Uwilingiye, Rangan Gupta
      Pages: 319 - 336
      Abstract: One characteristic of many macroeconomic and financial time series is their asymmetric behaviour during different phases of a business cycle. Oil price shocks have been amongst those economic variables that have been identified in theoretical and empirical literature to predict phases of business cycles. However, the role of oil price shocks to determine business cycle fluctuations has received less attention in emerging and developing economies. The aim of this study is to investigate the role of oil price shocks in predicting phases of the South African business cycle associated with higher and lower growth regimes. By adopting a regime dependent analysis, we investigate the impact of oil price shocks under two phases of the business cycle, namely high and low growth regimes. As a net importer of oil, South Africa is expected to be vulnerable to oil price shocks irrespective of the phase of the business cycle. Using a Bayesian Markov switching vector autoregressive (MS-VAR) model and data for the period 1960Q2 to 2013Q3, we found the oil price to have predictive content for real output growth under the low growth regime. The results also show the low growth state to be shorter-lived compared to the higher growth state.
      PubDate: 2017-06-07T15:48:51.624925-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1467-8268.12259
  • Determinants of Poverty Status in Rwanda
    • Authors: Sunmee Cho; Taeyoon Kim
      Pages: 337 - 349
      Abstract: This study finds determinants of poverty status using the 2010–11 Integrated Household Living Conditions Survey (EICV3) and suggests policy implications for poverty reduction in Rwanda. Characteristics of households related to poverty status are considered in an ordered probit model and marginal effects are calculated. Policies towards supporting a female household, controlling the birthrate of a household and alleviating regional disparity, especially with a focus on rural areas and the Southern Province will be effective. In addition, supporting farmers who do not own a farm and increasing vocational programmes may be also helpful for poverty reduction in Rwanda. Expanding the land use consolidation programme with a facilitating food market may be beneficial.
      PubDate: 2017-06-07T15:48:51.174119-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1467-8268.12260
  • The Effects of Trade and Trade Facilitation on Economic Growth in
    • Authors: Daniel Sakyi; José Villaverde, Adolfo Maza, Isaac Bonuedi
      Pages: 350 - 361
      Abstract: This study investigates the effects of trade and trade facilitation on economic growth in Africa. To do so, we measure trade facilitation by means of three indicators, namely trade, export and import related costs, constructed by using principal component analysis. These indicators, in addition to several policy-relevant variables, are used as exogenous variables to estimate an augmented growth model which, with the aid of a dynamic system GMM estimation technique, properly addresses potential endogeneity concerns. The findings suggest that trade facilitation serves as an important channel through which trade affects economic growth.
      PubDate: 2017-06-07T15:48:50.684006-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1467-8268.12261
  • Book Review: Kwabena Gyimah-Brempong, Michael Johnson and Hiroyuki
           Takeshima (eds.), The Nigerian Rice Economy: Policy Options for
           Transforming Production, Marketing, and Trade, published by the University
           of Pennsylvania Press (UPP) on behalf of the International Food Policy
           Research Institute (IFPRI) as part of a joint publication series, July
           2016, 320 pp.
    • Authors: Mawuko Kokou Kponnou
      Pages: 362 - 363
      PubDate: 2017-06-07T15:48:51.084741-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1467-8268.12262
    • Pages: 364 - 365
      PubDate: 2017-06-07T15:48:54.715801-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1467-8268.12263
    • Pages: 366 - 366
      PubDate: 2017-06-07T15:48:57.018326-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1467-8268.12213
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