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Product Details

  • Paperback: 169 pages
  • Publisher: Center for Global Development; 10.2.2010 edition (September 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933286512
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933286518
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 6.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #442,967 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About 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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EMERGING AFRICA by Steve Radelet 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.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By William Lawrence on March 3, 2012
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Steven Radelet's "Emerging Africa" is a good tonic to news reports that inevitably focus on the latest humanitarian or political crisis in a region that, beyond the headlines, is making real progress toward becoming the world's next great developing region.

Using expert analysis and data-driven argumentation, Radalet, now the chief economist at USAID, paints a portrait of an Africa of promise or potential. Well worth reading.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 11, 2010
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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.
- Charles F. "Chic" Dambach, President and CEO, Alliance for Peacebuilding
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Harlan H Hobgood on August 27, 2012
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The author tries to lump states into his set categories. They don't fit. He neglects states like Mozambique and over emphasizes states like Liberia. Not very impressive use of economic performance data.
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Although this book was a good effort on the subject of Emerging Markets in Africa. Key parts were left out of the book. For example several countries in West Africa do not have a stable Healthcare system setup, Information technology solutions are non-existent. We also have to account for the massive “brain drain,” taking place in Africa. I would have liked to see more information on how Micro-Loans could make an impact in some areas. Overall I found the book to be okay.
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