Innovation Africa

Hall, M 2010, 'Innovation Africa' , CODESRIA Bulletin (3 & 4) , pp. 3-6.

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It is now ten years since the Economist newspaper declared Africa to be “the hopeless continent”. Today, the same magazine offers a different prognosis, building on the World Bank’s prediction of growth rates for sub-Saharan African economies that will be twice those of Europe. This is in the context of a severe and prolonged recession in North America and Europe and a growing realization that the epicentres of development are shifting eastwards, and southwards. Today, I will reflect on what this may mean for some aspects of a small part of innovation. The qualifiers are deliberate; predicting the future in our complex, interconnected world in hubris.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Journal or Publication Title: CODESRIA Bulletin
Publisher: CODESRIA
Refereed: No
ISSN: 0850-0712
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Depositing User: AL Sherwin
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2012 12:28
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 16:21

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