18 September 2010

Emerging Africa ~ 17 Countries Leading the Way

Excellent to see Steven Radelet's piece Emerging Africa: How 17 Countries Are Leading the Way at the Center for Global Development...
"There’s good news out of Africa. Seventeen emerging countries are putting behind them the conflict, stagnation, and dictatorships of the past. Since the mid-1990s, these countries have defied the old negative stereotypes of poverty and failure by achieving steady economic growth, deepening de- mocracy, improving governance, and decreasing poverty. Emerging Africa: How 17 Countries Are Leading the Way unearths the deep political and economic changes underway in these countries. It takes a fresh approach by not treating sub-Saharan Africa as a monolithic entity and recognizes instead the different dynamics in countries across the region. It examines three groups of countries: the emerging countries, oil exporters (where progress has been uneven and volatile), and others (where there has been little progress)."

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