MAKING AFRICA WORK, a handbook for economic success

: Mills (G.), Obasanjo (O.), Herbst (J.) & Davis (D.)

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317pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017


A handbook on how to ensure economic growth beyond commodities, and to create jobs.

"A last, a book on 'How' rather than 'What' to do to improve the fortunes of Africa's people" Mmusi Maimane, leader of the Democratic Alliance

"I wish I had this handbook when I was president of Malawi. It not only offers convincing arguments on what to do, but practical examples and steps to how to get things done." Joyce Banda

"This is a timely and important book. Africa's GDP per capita is now falling, and so the region is once again diverging from the rest of mankind. Africa's leaders face the choice between managing economic change, or being overwhelmed by political change. For those wise enough to choose the former, this handbook is a valuable guide."Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University

Greg Mills is Director of the Brenthurst Foundation in Johannesburg and the author of "Why Africa is Poor - and What Africans Can Do About It".
Jeffrey Herbst is President and CEO of the Newseum in Washington DC. His books include "States and Power in Africa: comparative lessons in authority and control".
Olusegun Obasanjo is a former president of Nigeria.
Dickie David is Special Adviser at the Brenthurst Foundation and Managing Director of Nant Enterprises Ltd.