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close this bookThe Courier N° 141 - Sept - Oct 1993 Dossier: Development Policies - Country Reports: St Kitts and Nevis, Uganda (EC Courier, 1993, 96 p.)
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Meeting point: Christopher Stevens

After 30 years of development cooperation, democracy and human rights are steadily gaining ground throughout the developing world and some developing countries in Asia and Latin America have made dramatic economic progress. But Africa is another story: in the last ten years it has fallen disastrously behind in the economic stakes. Dr Christopher Stevens of the Institute of Development Studies in the United Kingdom looks at the reasons for Africa's difficulties and considers how the decline might be reversed.

Country reports

ST KITTS AND NEVIS: On 19 September 1993 the twin-island State of St Kitts and Nevis will celebrate the tenth anniversary of its independence from the United Kingdom. All in all it has been a prosperous decade marked by an enviable record of development and a gradual transition of its economy where tourism has taken over from sugar as the engine of growth. Prime Minister Dr Kennedy Simmonds explains the reasons for success while Nevis Premier Vance Amory calls for a new balance in the Federation.

UGANDA: Seven years after the National Resistance Movement came to power, Uganda has made great strides not only in the establishment of democracy and respect for human rights. but also in rehabiliting its war-shattered economy. It is now set for the next stage of its development plan: the creation of a self-sustaining economy based largely on agro-industries driven by the private sector.

Dossier: Development Policies

The world's major donors and lenders of development aid have firm ideas as to who they will help and how they would like to see that aid used. Recipient countries have their own views of what can or should be done. The approaches of both sides vary according to circumstances and have changed over time. In our third special Dossier this year on issues of development, we look at the development policies of both North and South and explore the basic questions: who gives what to whom, why and on what conditions? What impact are those policies having, and could they be improved?