Do Institutions Block Agricultural Development in Africa? [E-Book] / Juan Ramón de Laiglesia
de Laiglesia, Juan Ramón.
Paris : OECD Publishing, 2006
2 p. ; 21 x 29.7cm.
englisch
10.1787/246653410854
OECD Development Centre Policy Insights ; 17
Development
Full Text
A coherent institutional framework that supports investment, exchange and representation mechanisms is a key precondition for agricultural development. The importance of customs and traditions for the process of agrarian transformation has been overlooked. Changes in formal institutions must be complementary to cultural norms and accommodate or foster the evolution of customary practices.