Post-Independence African Economies: 1960–2015

  title={Post-Independence African Economies: 1960–2015},
  author={Matthew Kofi Ocran},
  journal={Economic Development in the Twenty-first Century},
  • M. Ocran
  • Published 2019
  • Economics
  • Economic Development in the Twenty-first Century
Ocran points out that the 1960s was momentous in the history of Africa. He intimates that the by the end of the 1960s, most African countries had attained political independence. The period was therefore characterised with the euphoria of independence after seventy-five years of Western European domination. Behind the veil of euphoria existed harsh realities of poignant developmental challenges: unskilled human resources, political fragility, inappropriate institutions, rapid population growth… 


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