Report of ministerial mission to Gambia, Lesotho, Malawi and Sudan 15th march - 15th April 1981
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)Teferra Wolde Semait;
United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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The last two development decades made no significant impact on the economies of the least developed countries in general and those in Africa in particular. The performances in the 1970s compared to the 1960s worsened in many respects. The deterioration of the economies of African least developed countries can be seen from the per capita GDP growth which declined from 1.1 per cent in 1960s to 0.8 per cent in the 1970s. The growth rates for agriculture and food production fell short of population growth thus giving rise to serious food deficits- The growth in the manufacturing sector was reduced from 8.8 per cent in the 1960s to 3.3 per cent in the 1970s.