Emerging Africa

Emerging Africa

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Since 1995, 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. qSteve tosses out the stereotypes and unearths reality...A meticulous and fascinating account of sub-Saharan Africa's most successful economies.q---Bono, lead singer of U2 and co-founder of ONE and (RED) qSteve Radelet's comprehensive analysis provides further grounds for optimism that improved macroeconomic management in a significant number of countries is producing tangible results, including resilience to recent shocks. 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.q---Antoinette Monsio Sayeh, former Minister of Finance of Liberia and Director, African Department, International Monetary Fund qAfrica is too often used as a blunt weapon to score points in debates about hopeless poverty or desperate need. Radelet uncovers the national success stories that are lost in `the Africa debate, ' He has done Africa and the citizens of these good performers a great favor.q---Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, Monitor Group, former Minister of State, United Kingdom qAfrican is in flux. 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.q---Paul Collier, Oxford University, author of The Bottom Billion... Laban Rutagumirwa charges his mobile phone with a car battery because his dirt-floor home deep in the remote, ... In places with bad roads, no landlines, no hope ofa train, and unreliable postal services, mobile phones are opening theanbsp;...

Title:Emerging Africa
Author:Steven C. Radelet
Publisher:CGD Books - 2010


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