Implications of British aid to West Africa for colonial economic policy.
Resnick, Idrian N.
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In recent years Gambia, Ghana, the Gold Coast, and Sierra Leone have been engaged in public investment programs to promote economic development. These West African countries are all part of the sterling area. The development programs have been financed from various sources, including United Kingdom grants-in-aid. Certain official British statements claim categorically that the burden of these grants falls upon the United Kingdom. While it is true that the grants are given by the British it is not clear that the United Kingdom shoulders the burden. In view of these considerations, the proposition that a substantive change in British policy toward economic development of its dependencies, or former dependencies, particularly in West Africa, can be doubted.
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