Africa and the Millennium Development Goals : Progress, Problems, and Prospects, Paperback / softback Book

Africa and the Millennium Development Goals : Progress, Problems, and Prospects Paperback / softback

Edited by Charles Mutasa, Mark Paterson

Paperback / softback

  • Information


This unique work by the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Africa, tracks the progress Africa has made in achieving the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) since 2000.

Thirteen analytical chapters written by scholars and practitioners with expertise in the various areas covered by the eight MDGs are organized around the larger themes of political economy, structural issues, sustainable goals, and human development goals.

They critically assess the progress that Africa has made towards the achievement of the MDGs, discuss how to accelerate that progress, and offer alternatives and recommendations in support of institutions in Africa that are engaged in promoting the achievement of sustainable development.

Throughout, they examine the role of various actors (including the African Union; Africa's regional economic communities, the United Nations, the European Union, etc.), civil society, and other external development partners in light of their contributions, shortfalls, and viable options in shaping the continent's development agenda.

Together they provide a unique assessment from experts on the ground of whether the goals were a success and what remains to be done to achieve sustainable economic and human development in Africa.