Why Africa is Poor: and what Africans can do about it, by Greg Mills
Good development examples now abound in East Asia and farther afield in others parts of Asia, and in Central America. But why then has Africa failed to realise its potential in half a century of independence? Economic growth does not demand a secret formula.
This book shows that African poverty is not because the world has denied the continent the market and financial means to compete: far from it. It has not been because of aid per se. Nor is African poverty solely a consequence of poor infrastructure or trade access, or because the necessary development and technical expertise is unavailable internationally. Why then has the continent lagged behind other developing areas when its people work hard and the continent is blessed with abundant natural resources?
In Why Africa is poor, Greg Mills takes the controversially standpoint that the main reason why Africa’s people are poor is because their leaders have made this choice
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