Africa Reset (French Version)

A New Way Forward

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ISBN:

9780199490264

Publication date:

17/10/2018

Hardback

332 pages

240.0x170.0mm

Price: 1495.00 INR

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ISBN:

9780199490264

Publication date:

17/10/2018

Hardback

332 pages

240.0x170.0mm

Edited by Harinder S. Kohli

This book shows that the consequences of a “reset”— extending the African best practice to more countries of the continent—can transform the continent but also that the human cost of not doing so would be staggering.

Rights:  World Rights

Edited by Harinder S. Kohli

Description

Africa faces both big opportunities and worrisome threats. The Africa that emerges over the next 40 years—whether it becomes a dynamic continent with a growing influence in the world or an economic backwater that exports its people and capital—depends on what African countries do now. The continent is growing and many socioeconomic indicators are improving, but it is no longer catching up with the rest of the world—it is not converging. This book looks at Africa’s economic performance over the last decade, highlights the difference in performance across countries, and identifies the biggest policy issues that need to be addressed if Africa is to converge with the rest of the world and meet the aspirations of its people. 
Despite tougher global economic conditions—slower growth, lower commodity prices, and tighter financial markets—one out of four African countries have averaged per capita income growth above three percent for the last decade. The progress of these high performers shows that it is what countries do—the policies of their governments, the responsiveness of their entrepreneurs, the integrity of their institutions, and the political will of their leaders—that makes the difference, not their resource endowments. The challenge is to extend this African best practice to more countries of the continent. 
This book shows that the consequences of such a “reset” can transform the continent but also that the human cost of not doing so would be staggering. 

About the Editor

Harinder S. Kohli
 is the Founding Director and Chief Executive of Emerging Markets Forum as well as Founding Director, President, and CEO of Centennial Group International, both based in Washington, DC.

Edited by Harinder S. Kohli

Table of contents

List of Figures, Tables, and Boxes 
List of Acronyms 
Foreword 
Preface 
Acknowledgments 
1. Introduction 
Harinder S. Kohli and Alden LeClair 
2. Imagining Africa 40 Years from Now 
Theodore Ahlers 
3. Africa’s Inclusive Growth Challenge: Reducing Deprivation and Creating jobs 
Louise Fox 
4. Building Human Capital: Improving Education Quality 
Kaisa Alavuotunki and Ritva Reinikka 
5. Transforming Rural Africa: Growing a Productive Agriculture Sector 
Kevin Cleaver 
6. The Impact of Commodity Terms of Trade in Africa: Curse, Blessing, or Manageable 
Reality? 
Claudio Loser and Ieva Vilkelyte 
7. Economic Diversification of African Economies 
James Bond 
8. Africa’s Infrastructure Deficit: Closing the Gap 
James Bond 
9. Urbanization and Demographics: Planning Cities That Work 
Gregory K. Ingram 
10. Regional Economic Integration in Africa 
Hasan Tuluy 
11. New Threats to Africa’s Stability and Growth 
Serge Michailof 
Epilogue 
References 
About the Editors and Contributors 
Index

Edited by Harinder S. Kohli

Edited by Harinder S. Kohli

Edited by Harinder S. Kohli

Description

Africa faces both big opportunities and worrisome threats. The Africa that emerges over the next 40 years—whether it becomes a dynamic continent with a growing influence in the world or an economic backwater that exports its people and capital—depends on what African countries do now. The continent is growing and many socioeconomic indicators are improving, but it is no longer catching up with the rest of the world—it is not converging. This book looks at Africa’s economic performance over the last decade, highlights the difference in performance across countries, and identifies the biggest policy issues that need to be addressed if Africa is to converge with the rest of the world and meet the aspirations of its people. 
Despite tougher global economic conditions—slower growth, lower commodity prices, and tighter financial markets—one out of four African countries have averaged per capita income growth above three percent for the last decade. The progress of these high performers shows that it is what countries do—the policies of their governments, the responsiveness of their entrepreneurs, the integrity of their institutions, and the political will of their leaders—that makes the difference, not their resource endowments. The challenge is to extend this African best practice to more countries of the continent. 
This book shows that the consequences of such a “reset” can transform the continent but also that the human cost of not doing so would be staggering. 

About the Editor

Harinder S. Kohli
 is the Founding Director and Chief Executive of Emerging Markets Forum as well as Founding Director, President, and CEO of Centennial Group International, both based in Washington, DC.

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Table of contents

List of Figures, Tables, and Boxes 
List of Acronyms 
Foreword 
Preface 
Acknowledgments 
1. Introduction 
Harinder S. Kohli and Alden LeClair 
2. Imagining Africa 40 Years from Now 
Theodore Ahlers 
3. Africa’s Inclusive Growth Challenge: Reducing Deprivation and Creating jobs 
Louise Fox 
4. Building Human Capital: Improving Education Quality 
Kaisa Alavuotunki and Ritva Reinikka 
5. Transforming Rural Africa: Growing a Productive Agriculture Sector 
Kevin Cleaver 
6. The Impact of Commodity Terms of Trade in Africa: Curse, Blessing, or Manageable 
Reality? 
Claudio Loser and Ieva Vilkelyte 
7. Economic Diversification of African Economies 
James Bond 
8. Africa’s Infrastructure Deficit: Closing the Gap 
James Bond 
9. Urbanization and Demographics: Planning Cities That Work 
Gregory K. Ingram 
10. Regional Economic Integration in Africa 
Hasan Tuluy 
11. New Threats to Africa’s Stability and Growth 
Serge Michailof 
Epilogue 
References 
About the Editors and Contributors 
Index

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