A Strategy for Graduate Training In Economics for Africans

"Three principal conclusions were drawn from the research : 1)research programmes needed to take account, through appropriate adjustments in modalities and procedures of a deteriorating environment. Below subsistence salaries, increased teaching and administrative burdens and a self-perceived decline in professional status would restrict the time and energy available for research. Secondly the situation was very complex and thus not amenable to simplistic diagnosis and remedy. Finally it was apparent that the researchers themselves held strong views on the causes of these difficulites. This study was also aimed at encouraging structured exchanges on training issues among leading scholars and the heads of teaching departments. The involvement of this group was considered essential to the design and implementation of a sustainable strategy for the advanced training of African economists"