Africa in Transformation : Economic Development in the Age of Doubt EPUB
by Carlos Lopes
"Lopes brings his rigour, insight, and experience to this timely new book, presenting a compelling rethink of traditional development models in Africa and the need to seize on transformational change to build a sustainable future for the continent."
-Kofi Annan, former United Nations Secretary General
â€œSome readers will enjoy Lopesâ€™ eclectic brilliance and breath-taking culture. Others will salute his ability to bring compelling new angles to every topic. Everyone will be impressed with his craftsmanship, his rich and multi-faceted approach to development, and his high ethical standards. It is impossible to read this jewel book and not feel smarter.â€
â€”CÃ©lestin Monga, African Development Bankâ€™s Vice President and Chief Economist
â€œDrawing on his distinguished academic career, policy experience at the highest level, and deep love of the continent, Lopes provides a visionary analysis of Africa's current problems and future prospects. This book provides a highly unusual combination of intellectualism and hard-nosed pragmatism. A singular achievement.â€
â€”Ha-Joon Chang, University of Cambridge, UK
â€œThorough, thought-provoking, and beyond rhetoric: definitely a must-read for anyone who wants to understand Africaâ€™s present and future.â€
â€”Enrico Letta, former Prime Minister of Italy, Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po, France
Lopes delivers an overview of the critical development issues facing the African continent today. He offers readers a blueprint of policies to address issues, and an intense, heartfelt meditation on the meaning of economic development in the age of democratic doubts, identity crises, global fears and threatening issues of sustainability.
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