The Quality of Growth in Africa Hardback
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. Contributors 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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 480 pages, 45 figures
- Publisher: Columbia University Press
- Publication Date: 20/08/2019
- Category: Economic growth
- ISBN: 9780231194761