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Michigan State University Libraries
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East Lansing, MI 48824
Preferred Citation:Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Box number, Folder number and/or title, The Eliiot Berg Papers on African Economic Development, MSS 308, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
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Collection Summary:The Elliot Berg Papers on African Economic Development are selected working files donated to Michigan State University Libraries in 2003 by Nancy Berg, his widow. This archive contains professional correspondence, articles, research, meeting minutes, and personal notes pertaining to Berg’s work with economic development in Africa. The majority of this collection is made up of internal documents and notes from Berg’s work with the African Capacity Building Foundation, 1995 – 2001. Other major subjects within the collection are civil service reform, learnig in aid organizations, and privatization. Works by other scholars are included in the papers, as well as documents pertaining to the World Bank and the Cellule d’Etude de Politique Economique, many of which are in French. 2 boxes, 1988 – 2001.
Elliot J. Berg was a distinguished development economist. He received his M.A. from Columbia University in 1954 and his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1960. After teaching at Harvard in the early 1960s, he was Professor of Economics at the University of Michigan and Director of its Center for Research on Economic Development. He ran Elliot Berg Associates during the mid-1980s and later was a senior vice president of Development Alternatives, Inc. In his last years, he divided his time between consulting and teaching at the University of the Auvergne (France). He died in November 2002.
Elliot Berg served many advisory bodies and wrote numerous articles, reports, and books on development issues. He was the main author of the 1981 World Bank report Accelerated Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Agenda for Action, commonly referred to as the Berg Report. One of his last publications was “Why Aren’t Aid Organizations Better Learners?” in Learning in Development Co-operation, edited by Jerkler Carlson and Lennart Wohlgemuth (Stockholm, 2002) pp. 24-40.
Processing Note:The Elliot Berg Papers on African Economic Development were processed by Joe Lauer in June 2005, and by Audrey Burck in May 2008.
The Elliot Berg Papers are arranged into two boxes:
|1||1||Cross-Border Initiative – Africa|
|2||Civil Service Reform: General – Africa|
|3||Civil Service Reform: Wage Policy – Africa|
|4||Civil Service Reform: African Case Studies|
|5||Civil Service Reform: Miscellaneous – Africa|
|6||Privatization – Africa: Research, Drafts and Correspondences, 1993 – 1996|
|7||Privatization – Africa: Elliot Berg’s Presentations and Lecture Notes|
|8||Privatization – Africa: Collected Research and Works by Others|
|9||Privatization – Africa: Miscellaneous|
|10||Aid in Africa - General (Folder 1 of 3)|
|11||Aid in Africa – General (Folder 2 of 3)|
|12||Aid in Africa – General (Folder 3 of 3)|
|13||Cellule d’Etude de Politique Economique (CEPEC) Papers|
|14||Cellule d’Etude de Politique Economique (CEPEC) Papers: Miscellaneous|
|15||Works by Elliot Berg|
|16||Elliot Berg Papers: Miscellaneous|
|2||1||African Capacity Building Foundation (Folder 1 of 9)|
|2||African Capacity Building Foundation (Folder 2 of 9)|
|3||African Capacity Building Foundation (Folder 3 of 9)|
|4||African Capacity Building Foundation (Folder 4 of 9)|
|5||African Capacity Building Foundation (Folder 5 of 9)|
|6||African Capacity Building Foundation (Folder 6 of 9)|
|7||African Capacity Building Foundation (Folder 7 of 9)|
|8||African Capacity Building Foundation (Folder 8 of 9)|
|9||African Capacity Building Foundation (Folder 9 of 9)|
|10||CAPEC Papers: Cellule d’Analyse de Politiques Economiques du|
| CIRES, Centre Ivoirien de Recherches Economiques et Sociales |