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Africa 2050: Realizing the Continents Full Potential

Africa 2050: Realizing the Continents Full Potential

Africa 2050 is now published by Oxford University Press and is available on Amazon. The book is co-edited by Theodore H. Ahlers, Hiroshi Kato, Harinder S. Kohli, Callisto Madavo and Anil Sood.

Africa 2050 highlights that the continent is at a critical turning point—what its leaders do today will determine where it will be socially and economically in 2050 and whether the fast-rising aspirations of Africans are met or crushed. Africa 2050 offers a vision of what could be—an Africa that meets the aspirations of its people and is catching up with the rest of the world in living standards and competitiveness. While the specific action agenda has to be country-specific, the book identifies ten continent-wide priority issues. Realizing the Africa 2050 vision will depend on pragmatic leadership focused on results and capable states with functioning public institutions.

President Alassane Ouattara of Côte d’Ivoire, who chaired the June 2013 Africa Emerging Markets Forum in Abidjan on the Africa 2050 vision, distributed copies of Africa 2050: Realizing the Continent’s Full Potential to all African heads of state, enclosing a letter stressing the importance of action on the agenda that it lays out.

Africa 2050 is published by Oxford University Press and is available on Amazon. The book launch event will take place on May 20 in Kigali, Rwanda as part of the AfDB Annual Meetings.

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