THE ASIAN ASPIRATION, why and how Africa should emulate Asia - and what it should avoid

: Mills (G.) et al

R 320.00
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336pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2020


Examines the leaders, events and policy choices that lifted a billion people out of abject poverty within a single generation in Asia, and explores what Africa can learn from Asia's example.

"Yet another outstanding volume from the Brenthurst team of distinguished statesmen cum analysts drawing pivotal insights and lessons for Africa from Asia's acclaimed economic and social development success. It presents Africa with clear choices on how to become the next Asia while avoiding its mistakes." Emmanuel Gyimah-Boadi, Executive Director, Afrobarometer

"Africa should use aid better - and avoid the pain of poor policy choices. These lessons - and much more - are front and centre of The Asian Aspiration." Jordan Ryan, former head, UNDP, Vietnam, and UN deputy special representative, Liberia 

Greg Mills heads The Brenthurst Foundation. Olusegun Obasanjo is a former president of Nigeria. Hailemariam Desalegn is a former prime minister of Ethiopia. Emily van der Merwe is an economist at The Brenthurst Foundation.