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Growth and its Discontents: Charting inclusive pathways for economic growth

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Abstract:

Is Africa necessarily doomed to suffer the ill effects of a clash between labour and capital? Are the perverse effects of the growth of the continent's economies inevitable or avoidable? Perhaps these phenomena only become self-fulfilling prophecies to the extent that the continent's leadership does not embed sufficient foresight in its planning function to address the shortcomings that will accompany the economic growth cycle. Arthur Muliro Wapakala and Aidan Eyakuze provide some examples from the Society for International Development's (SID's) work in East Africa of how foresight can be used to generate conversations that narrow the gap between the various stakeholders in the development process and help in building a common understanding of the opportunities and challenges that need to be tackled jointly.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/dev.2012.88

Publication date: December 1, 2012

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