oa Africa Insight - Malawi's transportation problems

Volume 17, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-2804



During the past few years a number of factors and circumstances have lent a new meaning to the concept of economic co-operation between developing countries. The most important factor has been the realization that international development strategy has been falling far behind the expectations of the late 1960s. Deep and prolonged recession and severe inflationary pressures in the developed countries, the increase in the oil price in the 1970s, fluctuations in commodity prices and the consequent balance of payments problems, brought about dramatic changes in the world economy. All this has given rise to a greater awareness of collective self-reliance. In the light of this awareness nine southern African states came together to form the Southern Africa Development Co-ordination Conference (SADCC).

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