Eastern and Western Ideas for African Growth : Diversity and Complementarity in Development Aid.

Ohno, Kenichi.
London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2013.
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The West and the East approach economic development differently. The Europeans and Americans stress free and fair business climate, promoting private activities generally without picking winners, and improving governance. East Asia is interested in achieving concrete results and projects rather than formal correctness, prioritizing a few sectors for industrialization, and eventual graduation from aid. The West mostly shapes shifting strategies of the international donor community while the East has in reality made remarkable progress in industrial catch-up. The two approaches cannot be merged easily but they can be used in proper combination to realize growth and economic transformation. This book proposes more dialogue and complementarity between the two in the development effort of Africa and other regions. In this collected volume, contributed by experts and practitioners from both East and West, the need to introduce Eastern ideas to the global development strategy is emphasized. Analysis of British and other Western donor policies is given while Japanese, Korean, and other Asian approaches are also explained with concrete examples. The concept of governance for growth is presented and the impact of rising China on development studies is contemplated. The practices of industrial policy dialogues and actions assisted by East Asian experts are reported from Tunisia, Zambia, Ethiopia, Rwanda, and others. The book should be applicable to all donors, institutions, NGOs and business enterprises engaged in development cooperation.
Half Title
Title Page
Copyright Page
Table of Contents
List of figures
List of tables
Notes on contributors
1. An overview: diversity and complementarity in development efforts
1. Introduction
2. Arguments for strategic and instrumental diversity
2.1 Comparative advantages of donors
2.2 Non-fungibility of ideas
2.3 Inseparability of content and instruments
3. The East Asian lessons
3.1 Field-based, concrete thinking
3.2 Development as a holistic social process
3.3 Balance between growth policy and social policy
3.4 Begin with comprehensive policy dialogue
4. Japanese aid
4.1 Trends of Japanese aid
4.2 Development and aid visions
4.3 Challenges and the latest ODA reforms
5. British aid
5.1 Trends of British aid
5.2 Development and aid visions
5.3 Challenges
6. Concluding remarks
2. The East Asian growth regime and political development
1. Introduction
2. Good but uneven performance
3. Growth policies and social policies
4.Growth driven by regional integration
5. Authoritarian developmentalism
6. Case studies
South Korea
China and Vietnam
7. Democratic developmentalism?
3. Understanding British aid to Africa: a historical perspective
1. Introduction
2. Elements of policy
2.1 Aid volumes and concessionality
2.2 Modalities and end-use composition
2.3 The evolution of policy priorities
3. Determining influences
3.1 The influence of history
3.2 Ideological and intellectual influences
3.3 The global politics of aid
4. Conclusion and implications for the future
4. The rise of the East: what does it mean for development studies?
1. Introduction
2. The rise of the East
3. What is 'development studies'?.
4. 'West is best' or 'the overdue burial'
5. The West undermines
6. Find your own way
7. Putting the poor first
8. Finding a new language
5. Governance and development: the perspective of growth-enhancing governance
1. Introduction
2. Three phases in the history of governance and growth policies
3. Theory supporting the good governance agenda
4. The empirical evidence
5. Growth-enhancing governance and economic growth
5.1 Weak property rights and the prevalence of non-market asset transfers
5.2 Catching up, technology acquisition and governance capabilities
5.3 Governance and the management of political stability
6. Governance for growth: improving international development through Anglo-Japanese cooperation
1. Introduction: improving the governance behind economic growth
2. Governance for growth
3. Japanese development experience matters
4. The 'dialogue of the deaf' on industrial policy
5. Beyond political economy without politics
6. What is to be done? Japan's expertise on growth and the UK's on governance
7. The Japanese approach to growth support in developing countries: supporting dynamic capacity development
1. Introduction
2. Basic perspectives of Japanese approach to growth support: how does it differ from the Western approach?
3. Review of major growth studies and analytical tools
3.1 Growth diagnostics
3.2 Doing Business surveys and investment climate assessment
3.3 Good governance and the "two-part strategy" for an effective state
4. Approaches to growth support by major donors
4.1 The World Bank
4.2 The UK
4.3 The US
4.4 Germany
5. Japan's growth support approach: examples and complementarity with the Western approach
5.1 Concept of dynamic capacity development.
5.2 Examples of Japan's growth support
6. Conclusion
8. The quality and productivity improvement project in Tunisia: a comparison of Japanese and EU approaches
1. Introduction
2. Outline of the JICA project
2.1 Background
2.2 Objectives
2.3 Content and methodology
2.4 Considerations for the implementation of the JICA project
3. Comparison with the EU project
4. Feasibility of the transfer of Japanese technology
5. Conclusions
9. Strategic action initiatives for economic development: trade and investment promotion in Zambia
1. Introduction
2. Malaysia's experiences in industrialisation
3. The essence of the SAIED Programme and the concept of TOH
3.1 Triangle of Hope
3.2 Quadrant Strategy
3.3 Lessons for Africa based on Malaysia's experiences
4. Implementation of the SAIED Programme and TOH in Zambia
4.1 The Zambian economy
4.2 Adaptation of the TOH and the Quadrant Strategy by the government of Zambia
4.3 Project identification
4.4 Development of Multi-facility Economic Zones (MFEZ)
5. Challenges ahead
10. Modeling and sharing Korean development expertise for African growth
1. Introduction
2. Attributes of Korean development as a model
2.1 Quantum leap in growth
2.2 Structural transformation: from subsistence to knowledge-based economy
2.3 Rapid growth with equity
3. The relevance and applicability of the Korean development model to Africa
3.1 Factors coinciding with the Korean development model to Africa
3.2 Fitting the Korean development model to Rwanda
3.3 The author's experience as policy advisor in Rwanda
4. Korean mechanism of sharing development expertise
4.1 Overview of Korea's ODA
4.2 Legal framework and organizational structure of Korean ODA
4.3 ODA resource allocation.
4.4 Priority areas of Korean ODA
4.5 Dissemination of Korea's development experiences
5. Concluding remarks: two contrasting views in policy transfer
(1) Can we replicate the Korean development model in Africa?
(2) It is generally accepted that there is no royal road in development
11. The relationship between aid and economic growth: what aid strategy should the Government of Uganda promote?
1. Introduction
2. Literature review
Paradigm 1: An aid-financed 'big push'
Paradigm 2: Aid works in a good policy environment
Paradigm 3: The type of aid matters
Summary and lessons learned from the literature
3. Case study analysis
Comparing the UK and Japan using aid effectiveness indicators
Comparing the UK and Japan by aid composition
4. Discussion and analysis
Aid effectiveness and growth
Composition of aid flows
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