Africa's Lions: Growth Traps and Opportunities for Six African Economies by Haroon BhoratAfrica's Lions: Growth Traps and Opportunities for Six African Economies by Haroon Bhorat

Africa's Lions: Growth Traps and Opportunities for Six African Economies

EditorHaroon Bhorat, Finn Tarp

Paperback | November 22, 2016

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Examining the economic forces that will shape Africa's future.

Africa’s Lions examines the economic growth experiences of six fast growing and/or economically dominant African countries. Expert African researchers offer unique perspectives into the challenges and issues in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, and South Africa.

Despite a growing body of research on African economies, very little has focused on the relationship between economic growth and employment outcomes at the detailed country level. A lack of empirical data has deprived policymakers of a robust evidence base on which to make informed decisions. By harnessing country-level household, firm, and national accounts data together with existing analytical country research—the authors have attempted to bridge this gap.

The growth of the global working-age population to 2030 will be driven primarily by Africa, which means that the relationship between growth and employment should be understood within the context of each country’s projected demographic challenge and the associated implications for employment growth. A better understanding of the structure of each country’s workforce and the resulting implications for human capital development, the vulnerably employed, and the working poor, will be critical to informing the development policy agenda.

As a group, the six countries profiled in Africa’s Lions will largely shape the continent's future. Each country chapter focuses on the complex interactions between economic growth and employment outcomes, within the individual Africa’s Lions context.
Finn Tarp is a leading international expert on issues of development strategy and foreign aid, with an interest in poverty, income distribution and growth, micro- and macroeconomic policy and modeling, agricultural sector policy and planning, household and enterprise development, and economic adjustment and reform. He has published alm...
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Title:Africa's Lions: Growth Traps and Opportunities for Six African EconomiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:294 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:November 22, 2016Publisher:Brookings Institution PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0815729499

ISBN - 13:9780815729495

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