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Making Africa work : a handbook for economic success

Author: Greg Mills; Olusegun Obasanjo; Jeffrey Ira Herbst; Dickie Davis
Publisher: Cape Town, South Africa : Tafelberg, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Sub-Saharan Africa faces three big challenges over the next generation. It will double its population to two billion by 2045. By then more than half of Africans will be living in cities. And this group of mostly young people will be connected through mobile devices. Properly harnessed and planned for, these are positive forces for change. Without economic growth and jobs, they could prove a political and social  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Mills; Olusegun Obasanjo; Jeffrey Ira Herbst; Dickie Davis
ISBN: 9780624080275 0624080277
OCLC Number: 988247217
Description: xviii, 317 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part 1. The state of Africa's people, institutions and structures. 1. People and cities --
2. Democracy and development --
3. Infrastructure --
Part 2. The state of Africa's economy. 4. Agriculture --
5. Mining --
6. Manufacturing --
7. Services --
8. Technology --
Part 3. Making Africa work. 9. Mobilising resources, de-risking investment --
10. Planning for success --
11. Leadership and delivery --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo, Jeffrey Herbst and Dickie Davis.

Abstract:

"Sub-Saharan Africa faces three big challenges over the next generation. It will double its population to two billion by 2045. By then more than half of Africans will be living in cities. And this group of mostly young people will be connected through mobile devices. Properly harnessed and planned for, these are positive forces for change. Without economic growth and jobs, they could prove a political and social catastrophe. Old systems of patronage and of muddling through will no longer work. Making Africa Work is a practical account of how to ensure growth beyond commodities, and to create jobs. It's a handbook for dynamic leadership inside and outside the continent."--Back cover.
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