Emerging Africa: How 17 Countries Are Leading the Way

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Overview

Emerging Africa describes the too-often-overlooked positive changes that have taken place in much of Africa since the mid-1990s. In 17 countries, five fundamental and sustained breakthroughs are making old assumptions increasingly untenable:

• The rise of democracy brought on by the end of the Cold War and apartheid

• Stronger economic management

• The end of the debt crisis and a more constructive relationship with the international community

• The introduction of new technologies, especially mobile phones and the Internet

• The emergence of a new generation of leaders.

With these significant changes, the countries of emerging Africa seem poised to lead the continent out of the conflict, stagnation, and dictatorships of the past.

The countries discussed in the book are Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ethiopia, Ghana, Lesotho, Mali Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, São Tomé and Principe, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933286518
  • Publisher: Center for Global Development
  • Publication date: 9/17/2010
  • Pages: 169
  • Sales rank: 556,641
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven Radelet was a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development from 2002 to 2010 and served as an economic advisor to the government of Liberia from 2005 to 2009.

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgments

About CGD

Map of Emerging Africa

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Emerging Africa 9

Chapter 2 Emerging Africa's Renaissance 27

Chapter 3 Emerging Democracies 47

Chapter 4 Stronger Economic Management 71

Chapter 5 The End of the Debt Crisis and Changing Relationships with Donors 91

Chapter 6 The Technology Revolution 109

Chapter 7 The Coming of the "Cheetahs" 125

Chapter 8 Challenges and Opportunities on the Road Ahead 141

Index 161

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