Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa

Vol.2, No.1


     Letter from the Editor

     About The Contributors




Photograph by Marshall James



Developing Sustainable Livelihoods:  The Case of Poor Female Youth in Sub-Sahara Africa

Najma R. Sharif



A Strategy for Rural Financial Market Reform:  Applying the Financial Systems Approach in Ghana

Harlan M. Smith, II  & Abor Yeboah



Environment and Sustainable Agricultural Development in Nigeria

S. Tunji Titilola



The Political Economy of Economic Reform in Ghana:  Implications for Sustainable Development

Abdul-Nashiru Issahaku


Effectiveness of Institutional Credit for Rural Development in Africa:  A Control Case Study of Rural Banks in Ghana

Thomas T. Essel & Michael Newsome





Jane I. Guyer. An African Niche Economy:  Farming to Feed Ibadan 1968-1988: International African Library, Edinburgh University Press 1997, Pp. 260.

Reviewed by Tunji Titilola


Adebayo Oyebade and Abiodun Alao (ed), Africa After the Cold War:  The Changing Perspective on Security.  Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, Inc. 1998, Pp. 228

Reviewed by Kofi Johnson


Ekema J. Manga. The African Economic Dilemma:  The Case of Cameroon. University Press of America.  1998,  Pp. 241.

Reviewed by Finn Tarp


Ronaldo Munck and Denis O’Hearn (eds.) Critical Development Theory:  Contributions to a New Paradigm.  London and New York:  Zed Books, 1999. 

Reviewed by Valentine James