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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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  • 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: 0.5 x 7 x 10.2 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: #344,329 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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Although this book was a good effort on the subject of Emerging Markets in Africa. Key parts were left out of the book. The lack of proper Healthcare and critical Information technology solutions are non-existent in large sections of Africa. Africa is one of the most ripe emerging markets in the world. A continent full of a predominantly young and eager population, Africa is in the most perfect position for development that it has ever been in during its long history. As more companies gradually invest in Africa and humanitarian organizations help shore up the infrastructure in many of its more undeveloped nations, Africa is becoming a fertile ground for developing industries. Africa is fertile ground for many emerging markets to take root. Some are already being developed, though most are just in the beginning stages of development. However, these markets are in a perfect position to skyrocket if the proper investments of both money and time are given to them by foreign countries and corporations. Most African governments are more than ready to become part of the developed world and are eager to cooperate with any potential investors to bring their nations into the 21st century. The people of Africa are ready for this, too. They are cognizant of the technologies available to the rest of the world, and believe it is their time to benefit from these things, and to show the world what they can do. With the commitment to develop already present among the continent’s governments and people, all it will take is more international interest to make the emerging markets in Africa blossom. Good effort I will give you 3 starts for this book.
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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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