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The Future of Africa

Challenges and Opportunities

Authors: Cilliers, Jakkie

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  • Analyzes human and economic development prospects in Africa
  • Aims to examine where African human and economic development will be in 2040
  • Reviews development trends and suggest policies which might accelerate the development process
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This open access textbook offers a critical introduction to human and economic development prospects in Africa revolving around three questions: where is Africa today, what explains the current state, and, given historical trends and what we know about the world, where do we think the continent will be in 2040? And, a final question: what can we do to create a better tomorrow? It models ambitious progress in health, demographics, agriculture, education, industrialization, technological leapfrogging, increased trade, greater stability, better governance and external support. The book reviews the future of work/jobs, poverty and the impact of climate change. A combined Closing the Gap scenario presents a forecast of what could be possible by 2040. Each chapter suggests which policies might accelerate prospects for each sector. Written in an accessible style, and supported by a range of pedagogical features, this textbook introduces undergraduate and graduate students to the contemporary human and economic development prospects in Africa.

About the authors

Jakkie Cilliers is the founder of the Institute for Security Studies. He now serves as head of the African Futures and Innovation program and chair of the ISS Board of Trustees. He is an extraordinary professor at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • The Growing Gap

    Pages 1-22

    Cilliers, Jakkie

  • Africa’s Current Path

    Pages 23-47

    Cilliers, Jakkie

  • Health

    Pages 49-70

    Cilliers, Jakkie

  • Getting to Africa’s Demographic Dividend

    Pages 71-96

    Cilliers, Jakkie

  • Wanted: A Revolution in Agriculture

    Pages 97-122

    Cilliers, Jakkie

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-46590-2
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-46589-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Future of Africa
Book Subtitle
Challenges and Opportunities
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-46590-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-46590-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-46589-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 421
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 55 illustrations in colour
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