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The African Moment: On the Brink of a Development Breakthrough

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  • Pedro Conceição

    (UNDP, Regional Bureau for Africa)

  • Sebastian Levine

    (UNDP, Regional Bureau for Africa)

Abstract

This paper presents some of the evidence that underlies the recent change in perceptions on African development and we discuss some of the key challenges facing the continent going forward. It intends to generate a debate among UNDP senior managers in Sub-Saharan Africa and aims to make the paper a common point of reference for the Organization’s analysis of the challenges and opportunities facing the continent.

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Paper provided by United Nations Development Programme, Regional Bureau for Africa (UNDP/RBA) in its series Working Papers with number 2011-001.

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Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2011
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Handle: RePEc:rac:wpaper:2011-001

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Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa; Economic Development; Poverty Reduction; Millennium Development Goals;

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