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Privatization and Private Sector Development in Africa, by Tarun Das

Privatization and Private Sector Development in Africa, by Tarun Das

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 _______________________________________________________________________  _ DR. TARUN DAS
 Economic Adviser 
Ministry of Finance, Govt of IndiaAnd Consultant, UN-ECA, Addis Ababa _______________________________________________________________________  _ 
Prepared for the Development Management Division, Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), United Nations, Addis Abada, as a part of their Project on the
Comparative Studies on Private Sector Development Programmes of Selected Countries in Asia and Latin America and Lessons for Africa.
The report expresses personal views of the author, which do not necessarily imply theviews of the Government of India or the United Nations. Author would like to expresshis gratitude to the Development Management Division of the ECA, particularly totheir Director Dr. James Nxumalio for providing an opportunity to prepare this reportand the Government of India for granting necessary permission for the same.October, 1998.
PART-I : Private Sector Development Strategy in East AsiaAnd Lessons for Africa
1 Introduction and Overview
1.1 Background of the study1.2 Objectives and scope of the study1.3 An Overview of the study1.4 Profile of the regions
AsiaEast Asia and South East AsiaSources of South East and East Asia's growthEfficiency of investment in South East and East AsiaAfrica
 2 Role of Public Sector in Asia and Africa
2.1 The Economics of public sector 2.2 Public/private mix in Asia, Africa and Latin America2.3Public Sector in selected Asian countries2.4Reforms in public sector enterprises
3 Prospects and Challenges for Privatisation in Asia and Africa
3.1 Different Forms of Privatisation3.2Global Trends of PrivatisationRegional distributionSectoral distributionModes of privatisationRole of foreign investment3.3Selected country experiences in Asia(a)Korea, Republic of (b)Malaysia(c)Philippines(d)Singapore(e)Taiwan, China(f)Thailand3.4Privatisation in Africa(a)Middle East and North Africa(b)Sub-Saharan Africa3.5 Lessons for Africa
4Role of Foreign Investment in Industrial and Infrastructure Development
4.1 Private capital flows to developing countries4.2 FDI - technology - growth nexus4.3Regional distribution of FDI4.4Sectoral distribution of FDI4.5Foreign portfolio investment(a)Modes of foreign capital(b)Modes of portfolio investment4.6 Development of infrastructure and services
5 Policies and Strategies in Private Sector Development in East Asia
5.1Role of macro economic policies5.2Resource mobilisation5.3Foreign investment policies(a)Host country and home country policies(b)Fiscal and monetary incentives(c)Sectoral policies and regulation(d)Low wage rates and production costs(e)Market potentials and rates of return(f)Labour mobility5.4Role of financial sector 5.5Export orientation and trade openness5.6Role of special economic zones5.7Role of Small and Medium-Sized Industries (SMIs)5.8Role of natural and human resources5.9Role of research and development expenditures5.10 Role of legal and institutional set up
6 Private Sector Development Strategies and Policies inSelected Asian Countries
6.1Hong Kong, China: Economic Reforms and Liberalisation(a)Recent economic situation and policies(b)Private sector development strategy6.2Indonesia: Economic Reforms and Liberalisation(a)Recent currency shock and economic crisis(b)Policy responses to crisis(c)Private sector development strategy6.3 Korea, Republic of: Economic reforms and liberalisation(a)Private sector development strategy

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