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Title The quality of growth in Africa / edited by Ravi Kanbur, Akbar Noman, and Joseph E. Stiglitz
Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 465 pages) : illustrations
Series Initiative for policy dialogue at Columbia: Challenges in development and globalization
Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia (Series)
Contents Introduction. Quality of growth in Africa : an overview / Ravi Kanbur, Akbar Noman, and Joseph E. Stiglitz -- 1. Beyond GDP : measuring the quality of growth in Africa / Lorenzo Fioramonti -- 2. Recent African growth experience : poverty, equity, and political stability / Andy McKay -- 3. The quality of jobs and growth in Sub-Saharan Africa / Moazam Mahmood -- 4. New global rules, policy space, and quality of growth in Africa / Antonio Andreoni, Ha-Joon Chang, and Isabel Estevez -- 5. What should Africa learn from East Asian development? / Jomo Kwame Sundaram -- 6. Economic transformation for high-quality growth : insights from international cooperation / Akio Hosono -- 7. Oranges are not only fruit : the industrialization of freshness and the quality of growth / Christopher Cramer and John Sender -- 8. Sub-Saharan Africa's manufacturing sector : building complexity / Haroon Bhorat, Ravi Kanbur, Christopher Rooney, and François Steenkamp -- 9. A generalized linkage approach to local production systems development in the era of global value chains, with special reference to Africa / Antonio Andreoni -- 10. (Re)shaping markets for inclusive economic activity : competition and industrial policies relating to food production in Southern Africa / Simon Roberts -- 11. Climate change and the quality of growth in Africa / Ben Orlove -- 12. Does environmental policy make African industry less competitive? The possibilities in green industrial policy / Go Shimada -- 13. Urbanization and the quality of growth in Africa / Takyiwaa Manuh and Edlam Abera Yemeru -- 14. Migrants, towns, poverty, and jobs : insights from Tanzania / Luc Christiaensen, Joachim De Weerdt, Bert Ingelaere, and Ravi Kanbur -- 15. Distributing benefits from Africa's urban growth / Gabriella Y. Carolini
Summary In recent years, concerns about the outcomes and nature of economic growth have given way to a new emphasis on its quality. This volume brings together prominent international contributors to consider a range of interrelated questions concerning the quality of growth in Africa, with a primary focus on sub-Saharan countries.0Contributors discuss the measurement of growth, the transformations necessary to sustain it, and issues around equity and well-being. They consider topics such as the distribution of income gains from growth; the extent to which economic growth has resulted in improvements in employment, poverty, and security; structural transformations of the economy and diversification of the sources of growth; environmental sustainability; and management of urbanization. Offering both diagnoses and prescriptions, The Quality of Growth in Africa helps envision a future that goes beyond increasing GDP to ensuring that growth translates into advancements in well-being. Although the book focuses on sub-Saharan Africa, much of the contributors' incisive analysis has implications for countries outside the region
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Economic development -- Africa, Sub-Saharan
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- Sustainable Development.
Economic development.
Economic history.
Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Economic conditions.
Sub-Saharan Africa.
Form Electronic book
Author Kanbur, S. M. Ravi, 1954- editor.
Noman, Akbar, editor.
Stiglitz, Joseph E., editor.
ISBN 0231550987
9780231550987