ACKN OWLED GME NTS
Martin Greeley, Afeikhena Jerome, Carol Lancaster, Brian Levy, Taye
Mengistae, Kupukile Mlambo, Njuguna Ndung’u, Waheed Oshikoya,
Ademola Oyejide, Catherine Pattillo, Lemma Senbet, Robert Townsend,
Tshikala Bulalu Tshibaka, and Howard White. Useful comments were
provided by Shimeles Abebe, Regina O. Adutwum, Nick Amin,
Alexander Amuah, Patrick Asea, Melvin Ayougu, M.J. Balogun, Tesfaye
Dinka, Josue Dione, Abdul-Ganiyu Garba, Abdalla Hamdock, Jeffrey
Herbst, Gerard Kambou, Louis Austin Kasekende, Kamran Kousari,
Patience Bongiwe Kunene, Tundu Antiphas Lissu, Hailu Mekonnen,
Sipho S. Moyo, Keith Muhakanizi, Harris Mule, Andrew K. Mullei,
Tchetche N’guessan, Delphin Rwegasira, Affiong Southey, John Strauss,
Gabre Michael Woldu, and Kelly Zidana.
The first draft of the report was discussed in December 1999 at two
workshops hosted by the African Economic Research Consortium in
Nairobi, Kenya. The first workshop solicited views from African stake-
holders (practitioners and policymakers); the second gathered comments
from researchers. Useful discussions and able moderation at the meetings
were contributed by Oladipupo O. Adamolekun, Degefe Befekado,
Abdallah Bujra, Micha Cheserem, Getachew Demeke, Kammogne
Fokam, Rachel Gesami, Alan Hisrch, Mwangi Kimenyi, Nguyuru
Lipumba, Nehemia Ng’eno, Germano Mwabu, Dominique Njinkeu,
Benson Obonyo, Abena Oduro, Hezron Nyangito, Brian de Silva, and
Albert Tavodjre. Sections of the report were also discussed in Addis Ababa,
Ethiopia, at seminars with the United Nations Economic Commission for
Africa and the Organization of African Unity, and in Johannesburg, South
Africa, as part of a conference organized by the Trade and Industrial Policy
Secretariat. The final dissemination of the report occurred at the May
2000 annual meeting of the African Development Bank in Addis Ababa.
Catherine Gwin, Kim Jaycox, Massoud Karshenas, Nicholas Minot,
Machiko Nissanke, Howard Pack, Jim Tybout, Adrian Wood, and
William Zartman led discussions at an Africa seminar series—organized
by Shantanaya Devarajan and Ibrahim Elbadawi—in support of the pro-
ject during its early stages. Other colleagues in the collaborating institu-
tions contributed to these discussions and provided input. Many other
colleagues, not mentioned here, have made valuable contributions and
given support and encouragement.
Claudia Carter, assisted by Jocelyn A. Schwartz and Choye Yee, pro-
vided logistical support and assisted with the management of the project.
John Randa and Satya Yalamanchili provided research support.