The book illuminates Africa’s opportunities and challenges, emphasising Africa’s massive potential for profiting from globalisation. Praise for The Convergence of Nations: As always, Africa must aim high. This time we can and we will achieve our aims. This expertly written book will heighten international understanding of and interest in our continent. This is a compellingly realistic summary of all the big themes affecting Africa’s future, and I warmly commend it. Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank. A concise volume on Africa reflecting on the most relevant issues, from human capital to financial capital, from social infrastructure to physical infrastructure, from dreams to pathways. A must read for all who are passionate about helping Africa achieve its full potential. After all, Africa’s potential is humanity’s potential! Jingdong Hua, Vice President and Treasurer, International Finance Corporation. At a time when risks elsewhere have been growing – whether in China, Europe or Latin America – this book spells out how, for once, Africa could be a winner. Of course, the precondition is that the continent tackles its problems of corruption, weak governance and misallocation of resources. Jacques de Larosière, Former Managing Director, International Monetary Fund. A thoughtful account of Africa’s problems and opportunities from an important group of writers, of whom thankfully many are Africans. The book contains both realism and vision. This is a balanced and sensitive view of people who have thought hard about how Africa can realise its potential. Lord Simon Cairns, Member of the Board, Mo Ibrahim Foundation. The book’s title aptly identifies two fundamental imperatives needed to drive Africa’s development. Africa’s inclusive socio-economic transformation requires convergence of international ideas, initiatives, resources and shared vision. The book provides an invaluable new vista for the continent’s future prosperity.
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