Emerging Africa: How 17 Countries Are Leading the Way
By Steven Radelet (Author), Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (Introduction)
Paperback: 169 pages; Publisher: Center for Global Development (September 1, 2010)
Language: English; ISBN-10: 1933286512; ISBN-13: 978-1933286518
EMERGING AFRICA offers a timely and useful analysis of historical developments on the continent and points the way forward many countries are now following. Of special interest is his presentation of growth rates and the relationship between investment and trade. Radelet draws effectively from the criteria of the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation and the UN Millennium Development Goals to demonstrate how Africa's partners can encourage national identification of priority advancement areas. The author merits praise for inclusion of diaspora professionals as well as identification of remaining obstacles to Africa's fullest potential as a global player.....Steven Radelet knows Africa about as well as anyone who starts from a Western perspective. He is also a premier economist. He has combined his intimate knowledge of the continent with his academic rigor to produce a remarkable and vital analysis of the progress that is moving much of Africa forward. It provides a model for the rest of Africa, and indeed the entire developing world, for progress.