The Quality of Growth in Africa, Hardback Book



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
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  • Category: Economic growth
  • ISBN: 9780231194761



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