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Drivers and Challenges of Sustainable Development in Africa

Ojo, Ayodeji O. and Oluwatayo, Isaac B. (2016) Drivers and Challenges of Sustainable Development in Africa. In: 3rd International Conference On African Development Issues (CU-ICADI), May 9- May 11 2016, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria.

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Abstract

Sustainable development is at the core of global policy discourse. This is because it emphasises environmental, economic and social considerations in the quest of countries to improve wellbeing. This paper therefore examined the drivers and challenges of sustainable development in Africa. The tale of Africa in terms of sustainable development is mixed-good and bad. The continent is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Africa has a favourable weather and large landmass for agriculture. The resource endowments especially in terms of human and natural resources are high. However, poverty, inequality, malnutrition, youth unemployment are the highest in Africa. Therefore, it follows that Africa is a land of superlatives. Africa’s sustainable development is constrained by corruption, infrastructure deficits, insecurity and reliance on primary products. The study recommends increased and monitored investments in infrastructure. Existing efforts on reducing insurgency and corruption should be intensified. There

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: infrastructure; inequality; policy; economic; primary products.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Ms Ugwunwa Esse
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2016 15:45
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2016 15:45
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/6697

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