Volodina M.
International Economic Strategy of Small African Countries in a Globalizing World
Publication Type:


ISSN 2542-0240 (Print)

DOI 10.23932/2542-0240-2018-11-5-22-37

The author has developed new criteria for the inclusion of African countries in the group of small countries. It is noted that the criteria for assignment to small countries in the developed world cannot fully meet the criteria applicable to the African continent. On the basis of a comparison of the population of Africa with some countries of Europe, small states of the African continent are singled out. Emphasize the fact that a single criterion for attributing to small countries has not yet been developed. In the author’s opinion, it is incorrect to evaluate African countries using only economic indicators, since economic growth rates do not always coincide with demographic indicators, sociocultural transformations, and ethnic and tribal characteristics in Africa. The main types of foreign economic strategies of small African countries are identified and considered. It is shown that the states of the African continent often use several strategies for the development of their countries. The small countries of the African continent are actively involved in integration processes that fit into the overall concept of African modernization and development. An important role in the processes of modernization in Africa is played by international financial, educational, innovative and technical programs. Often, it is precisely small countries that become a kind of transport hub at the regional level, which contributes to the strengthening of foreign economic relations between the countries of the regions of the African continent, attracts considerable financial, resource, and innovative capital to African countries. The historical and ethno-tribal characteristics of some African states, especially the long and bloody wars, hinder the progressive development of these countries. A vivid example of such tragic events is Rwanda (attributed to the small states by the author of the article), where incessant civil wars have undermined the economic and political stability in the region. In such cases, substantial international assistance will be required with the involvement of Rwanda’s neighboring countries for the implementation of possible major regional programs and investment projects. Since innovative infrastructure projects in African countries are possible only with the involvement of all countries of the region, in this regard, Russia will need new management approaches and interesting projects for the integrated development of the African continent to actively participate in ambitious African projects.


Keywords: Africa | small country | foreign economic strategy | country typology | regional integration | official development assistance |

Russian Science Citation Index



OTHER PUBLICATIONS ON THIS TOPIC

Voda Kristina
International Development Assistance and Security Interests in Japan''s Policy

Toganova Natalia
Экономика и безопасность как мотивы помощи развитию: пример Германии [Текст] = Economic and security motives in international development assistance : The case of Germany / Н. В. Тоганова // Международные процессы. – 2018. – Т. 16. – № 3. – С. 39-55. DOI: 10.17994/IT.2018.16.3.54.2.

Shlikhter Alexey
Humanitarian activities of American NGOs and charitable foundations in developing countries

Svistunova Irina
Turkey’s Regional Policy: the Strategy toward African Countries


Scandinavian Specificity in Facilitating International Development

Aleshin Alexander
Стратегия Великобритании в Африке южнее Сахары после Брекзита // Азия и Африка сегодня. 2020. № 12. С. 27-33. DOI 10.31857/S032150750012795-6.

Salitskii Alexander
Rise of China and Russian-Chinese Rapprochement

International development assistance as foreign policy tool: foreign experience / V. Baranovsky, Yu. Kvashnin, N. Toganova, eds. – Moscow, IMEMO, 2018. 248 p.

Gilkova Olga
Развитие системы мирохозяйственных связей военно-экономического характера в начале XXI века [Текст] / О. Н. Гилькова // Экономические науки. – 2019. – № 177. – С. 129-135. DOI: 10.14451/1.177.129.

Makarevich Gleb
Maritime strategy of Pakistan: Development and future prospects

Конкурентоспособность России в 90-е годы. Межстрановой макроэкономический анализ. Научный руководитель Гельвановский М.И. М., ИМЭМО РАН, 2000, 12 п.л.

Malysheva Dina
Афганский эндшпиль и региональная безопасность [Текст] / Д.Б. Малышева // Россия и мусульманский мир. – 2013. – № 4. – С. 94 – 106.

Fedorovsky Aleksander
Priorities of the Republic of Korea in Integration Projects

Monusova Galina
Integration of Immigrants in Russia: An Equation with Many Unknowns

Kopytin Ivan
Saudi Aramco: ускоренная достройка вертикальной интеграции по модели супермейджеров? [Текст] / И. А. Копытин // Инновации и инвестиции. – 2019. – № 12. – С. 75-79.

Perova Margarita
U.S. Investment Policy in an Evolving World

Bragina Elena
Актуальная книга на сложную тему // Азия и Африка сегодня. 2020. № 1. С. 76-78. DOI 10.31857/S032150750008171-0. Рец. на кн.: Морозенская, Е. В. Государственное регулирование экономики в Африке / ред. В. П. Морозов. Москва : ИАфр РАН, 2018. 214 с.

Grishin Igor
Интеграция мигрантов в Швеции (социально-политический аспект) [Текст] / И. В. Гришин // Южно-Российский журнал социальных наук. – 2019. – Т. 20. – № 1. – С. 40-56. DOI: 10.31429/26190567-20-1-40-56.

Romashkina Natalia
Ракетно-космическая индустрия; возможности и угрозы / Н.П. Ромашкина // Азия и Африка сегодня. – 2010. – № 3-632. – С. 2–10.

Rogozhina Natalia
Will Russia be Able to Strengthen Its Strategic Position in Southeast Asia?
Related publications


Comments (0)

No comments

Add comment







First news
Institute News
18/06/2024

On June 18, 2024 at 16:00 TASS will hold a Press Conference dedicated to the announcement of the Anniversary 10th international Scientific and Expert Forum "Primakov Readings" on the theme "Russia in the Global Context".

more...

17/06/2024

On June 17, 2024, the main plenary session of the Energy Forum – 2024 (MAEF – 2024) was held. The topic: "Energy Dialogue: Global Challenges and Joint Solutions".

more...

Recently Published