Event Title

Colonial Impacts and the Effects of Structural Adjustment Programs on Development in Algeria, Central African Republic and Cote d'Ivoire

Presenter Information

Bridget Olsen, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Diamond 241

Start Date

30-4-2015 10:30 AM

End Date

30-4-2015 11:55 AM

Project Type

Presentation- Restricted to Campus Access

Description

I am interesting in how colonial legacies and structural adjustment policies affected development in Central African Republic, Cote dIvoire, and Algeria. Today, according to World Bank reports, Central African Republic is a low-income country, Cote d'Ivoire is a lower-middle-income country and Algeria is an upper-middle-income country. These three countries were all French colonies. What aspects of French colonizing and independence led to the differences in situations of these three countries today? Under what conditions did France colonization help or hurt the future of these countries? How did structural adjustment policies help or hurt income inequality in these countries?

Faculty Sponsor

Walter Hatch

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Government Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Social Sciences

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1081

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Colonial Impacts and the Effects of Structural Adjustment Programs on Development in Algeria, Central African Republic and Cote d'Ivoire

Diamond 241

I am interesting in how colonial legacies and structural adjustment policies affected development in Central African Republic, Cote dIvoire, and Algeria. Today, according to World Bank reports, Central African Republic is a low-income country, Cote d'Ivoire is a lower-middle-income country and Algeria is an upper-middle-income country. These three countries were all French colonies. What aspects of French colonizing and independence led to the differences in situations of these three countries today? Under what conditions did France colonization help or hurt the future of these countries? How did structural adjustment policies help or hurt income inequality in these countries?

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/434