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Sustainable Industrialization In Africa

Author : Padmashree Gehl Sampath
ISBN : 9781137561138
Genre : Business & Economics
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Sustainable Industrialization in Africa explores the issues that confront development policy in the context of the MDGs and the post-2015 development agenda from an African perspective. The book argues that development is an ultimate outcome of sustainable, equitable industrialization, and that any development agenda for the future has to ensure that industrialization is fostered in a way that makes economies independent and responsive to the needs of all citizens. Future challenges for sustainable industrialization in Africa, based upon the differences in its current industrialization trajectories, are discussed to ensure that industrial growth results in positive economic and social outcomes in the context of the post-2015 development agenda.

Towards New Developmentalism

Author : Shahrukh Rafi Khan
ISBN : 9781136919251
Genre : Business & Economics
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Although neo-liberalism has been critiqued from various perspectives, these critiques have not coalesced into a concrete alternative in development economics literature. The main objective of this book is to name and formulate this alternative, identify what is new about this viewpoint, and project it on to the academic landscape.

African Development Report 2004

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ISBN : 0199271798
Genre : Business & Economics
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The African Development Bank Group is a regional multilateral development finance institution the members of which are all of the 53 countries in Africa and 25 countries from Asia, the Middle East, Europe, North and South America. The purpose of the Bank is to further the economic development and social progress of African countries, individually and collectively. To this end, the Bank promotes the investment of public and private capital for development, primarily by providing loans andgrants for projects and programs that contribute to poverty reduction and broad-based sustainable development in Africa. The non-concessional operations of the Bank are financed from its ordinary capital resources. In addition, the Bank's soft window affiliates - the African Development Fund and the Nigeria Trust Fund - provide concessional financing to low-income countries that are not able to sustain loans on market terms. By the end of 2003, the African Development Bank Group cumulatively approved 2,786 loans and grants for commitments amounting to over US$44.2 billion. The commitments were made to 52 regional member countries and institutions to support development projects and programs in agriculture, transport, public utilities, industry, education, and health sectors. Since the mid-1980s, a significant share of commitments has also gone to promoting economic reform and adjustment programs that help to accelerate socio-economic development. About two-thirds of total BankGroup commitments were financed on non-concessional terms, while the balance benefited from concessional financing.

Africa Transport And The Millennium Development Goals

Author : Margaret Grieco
ISBN : 9781443815291
Genre : Political Science
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Transport is an essential service that must contribute to national development objectives in health, education, agriculture and other sectors in guiding sub-Saharan Africa out of poverty. Developing policies aimed at providing safe, reliable and affordable transport infrastructure and services can and will make a substantial and sustainable contribution to eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, achieving universal primary education, improving health care and reducing HIV/AIDS. Although transport is identified as a priority in poverty reduction strategies, it has not generally been adequately addressed. Global responses tend to focus on rural transport infrastructure—principally roads—with little attention given to sub-sectors such as rivers, lakes, and railroads; and important geographical and econological differences are ignored. The needs of the urban poor have been weakly addressed, as have the access and mobility needs of women, the disabled and other disadvantaged groups, while strategies for adapting transport to agricultural production/distribution or social services (e.g. health and education) have not been adequately developed. A systematic approach to the development of sound, comprehensive transport sector programs that provide clear guidance on what is to be done is much needed. This volume—the product of an expert workshop held at Cornell University’s Institute for African Development in May, 2007—provides accounts of an array of African operational spaces in which transport is relevant to the Millennium Development Goals. It addresses many heretofore ignored dimesions of transport—mobility issues of the urban poor, of women and children, and issues of access to employment, education and health services. It provides an alignment of transport with the MDGs in what proves to be fertile ground for research with important messages for policy makers and consequences for policy.

Industrial Development For The 21st Century

Author : United Nations. Department of Economic and Social Affairs
ISBN : 9211045649
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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In 2005 the United Nations Member States reiterated that sustainable development was a key element of the overarching framework for United Nations activities.This book highlights key challenges for developing countries and how effectively and with what sort of policies different countries have responded to them. The volume examines industrial development as central to the process of structural transformation which characterizes economic development. It points to new challenges and opportunities facing today's industrialisers as a result of globalization, technological change and new international trade rules. It also discusses social and environmental aspects of industrial development.

Unep 2004 Annual Report

Author : United Nations Environment Programme
ISBN : 9789280725452
Genre : Nature
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This report details the goals and activities of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to promote global sustainable development and environmental issues during 2004, as well as providing information on the organisation's funding, structure, personnel and offices around the world. Topics covered include: the response to the Asian tsunami emergency; women, health and the environment; sustainable business and industry; international environmental governance; combating climate change; freshwater and sanitation; sustainable land use; and conserving biodiversity.

Development Challenges South South Solutions August 2013 Issue

Author : David South, Writer
Genre : Business & Economics
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Development Challenges, South-South Solutions is the monthly e-newsletter of the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation in UNDP ( It has been published every month since 2006. Its sister publication, Southern Innovator magazine, has been published since 2011. Contact the Office to receive a copy of the new global magazine Southern Innovator. Issues 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 are out now and are about innovators in mobile phones and information technology, youth and entrepreneurship, agribusiness and food security, cities and urbanization and waste and recycling. Why not consider sponsoring or advertising in an issue of Southern Innovator? Or work with us on an insert or supplement of interest to our readers? Follow @SouthSouth1.

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