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Steven Radelet was a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development from to and served as an economic advisor to the government of Liberia from to Steven C. Since , 17 African countries have defied expeotations and have launched a remarkable, if little-noticed, tumaround, Emerging Africa describes this revitalization and why it is likely to continue.
A meticulous and fascinating account of sub-Saharan Africa's most successful economies. It makes an important contribution to mounting evidence of sustainable economic improvements across the continent, while being realistic about the effort needed to tackle remaining challenges. Many countries have learned from past mistakes and now face huge new opportunities. Yet much of this has gone unnoticed.
Radelet's important book will open your eyes to the new realities. Ch1 Emerging Africa. Ch2 Emerging Africas Renaissance. Ch3 Emerging Democracies. Ch4 Stronger Economic Management. Ch5 The End of Debt Crisis and. Ch6 Technology Revolution. Ch7 Coming of the Cheetahs. Ch8 Challenges Opportunities. Praise for Emerging Africa.
Since , seventeen African countries have defied expectations and launched a remarkable, if little-noticed, turnaround. These countries are putting behind them the conflict, stagnation, and dictatorships of the past and replacing them with steady economic growth, deepening democracy, improved governance, and decreased poverty. Five fundamental changes are at work: 1 more democratic and accountable governments; 2 more sensible economic policies; 3 the end of the debt crisis and changing relationships with donors; 4 the spread of new technologies; and 5 the emergence of a new generation of policymakers, activists, and business leaders. This important book describes the revitalization underway in the emerging countries and why it is likely to continue.
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Emerging Africa: How 17 Countries Are Leading the Way