The African Development Experience
China, South Korea, Singapore, Japan; the tigers have told their story.
But while we hear a lot about the East Asian Development Experience, what is the African Development Experience?
A new book by Carlos Lopes tries to fill in the gap: Africa in Transformation – Economic Development in the age of Doubt.
He joins us on the podcast to talk through how:
- Africa might as well be exporting jobs, instead of creating them.
- All the high-value activity remains something that happens outside the continent; Africa’s age-old struggle with the difficult issue of structural transformation remains as relevant today as 50 years ago.
- Ethno-nationalism is getting in the way of states delivering on industrial policy.
And much much more…