Evaluation of the Effect of Conflict on Poverty and Economic Growth in Africa

Evaluation of the Effect of Conflict on Poverty and Economic Growth in Africa

Author by Dr. Monisola Alao

Journal/Publisher: Journal Of International Politics And Development (jipad)

Volume/Edition: 14

Language: English

Pages: 255 - 275

Abstract

Conflict has become a permanent feature in Africa as forty -eight out of fifty-four African nations since 1960 have experienced conflict, while poverty  and economic growth  are equally endemic. The study adopts the descriptive design and data was sourced from secondary sources. and analysed with descriptive analysis. Findings revealed that the nations in conflict  rcorded higher economic growth, especially Nigeria and north African countries. The study concluded that causative factors of conflict were not limited to poverty, rather other issues such as government type, availability of natural resources and environmental challenges.


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