Journal of
African Studies and Development

  • Abbreviation: J. Afr. Stud. Dev
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2189
  • DOI: 10.5897/JASD
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 218

Table of Content: September 2010; 2(6)

September 2010

Why economic growth theories became a fiction of development in postcolonial Africa: Critiquing foreign aid policy as discourse

This paper argued that, for the past fifty years, economic growth theories implemented as aid policy did not materialize into elevated GDPs, high per capita incomes and social progress for Africans as had been promised, but rather translated into underdevelopment through new discourses of dependency, power and ideology. Drawing insights from selected works of creative and film art, it maintains that the humanitarianism...

Author(s): Alfred Ndi

September 2010

Power supply and environmental sustainabi-lity in the University of Uyo: An agenda for full-blown research in Nigeria

  Power supply remains an important factor for socio-economic and technological development of every nation. Despite this reality, most countries especially from the developing world have not been able to solve the problem of power supply for the citizens. The seriousness of this problem vary from country to country. In Nigeria, power supply has become the most critical factor that has...

Author(s): Emmanuel M. Akpabio and Nseabasi S. Akpan

September 2010

A gendered dress code and how it influences the choice of dress by women in Zimbabwe

        The study examined how attitudes of middle-aged women towards a gendered dress code influence the choice of dress. The interpretive enquiry involved a case study.  In-depth face-to-face interviews and observations were the data collecting tools. Ten women aged between thirty and fifty were purposefully sampled from Southerton suburb of Harare, Zimbabwe. Qualitative data...

Author(s):       Lilian Manwa, Gamuchirai Tsitsi Ndamba and Lokadhia Manwa

September 2010

Poverty and economic growth in Egypt, 1995 - 2000

        In this paper we use the rich set of unit-level data from the most recent Egyptian household surveys (1995 – 1996 and 1999 – 2000) to assess changes in poverty and inequality between 1995 and 2000. The study analysis is based on the new methodology of constructing household-specific poverty lines that account for the differences in regional prices, as well as differences...

Author(s): Michael Lokshin, Heba El-laithy and Arup Banerji