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Millennium Development Goals (Mdgs) in Retrospect : Africa's Development Beyond 2015 - Nathan Andrews

Millennium Development Goals (Mdgs) in Retrospect

Africa's Development Beyond 2015

By: Nathan Andrews (Editor), N'Dri T. Assie-Lumumba (Editor)


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This volume examines the impact of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on Africa's development post-2015. It assesses the current state of the MDGs in Africa by outlining the successes, gaps and failures of the state goals, including lessons learned. A unique feature of the book is the exposition on post-MDG's agenda for Africa's development. Chapters on poverty, south-south partnership, aid, gender, empowerment, health as well as governance and development explore what feasible alternative lie ahead for Africa beyond the expiry date of the MDGs.  

"It consists of an introduction, five parts in which it delves into some of the aspects of the policies aimed at fulfilling the Millennium Development Goals and a conclusion. ... it presents many variables to consider when thinking, developing and implementing policies and programs with the aim of improving the living conditions of the population, respecting their own cultural identities and attempting to build a relationship which is friendly to the environment in which society develops." (Alejandro Migueltorena, Applied Research in Quality of Life, Vol. 11, 2016)

Preface by Prof. Philomina Okeke-Iherjirika (Women Studies Program, University of Alberta).- Chapter 1: Introduction: MDGs in Retrospect in Africa (by editors).- PART 1: VULNERABILITIES, POVERTY & EMPOWERMENT.- Chapter 2: Social Protection: An alternative or not for Africa's Post-2015 Development Agenda? - Julie Drolet (University of Calgary).- Chapter 3: Are We Able to Lift the Downtrodden? The MDGs and Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Ghana - Patricia Serwaa Afrifa (Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana).- Chapter 4: Urbanization and Poverty in Kinshasa: Thinking Beyond the 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) - Clement Longondjo Etambakonga (University of the Witwatersrand/Johannesburg).- Chapter 5: Reducing Extreme Poverty and Hunger: The case of Children in South African families in the Mpumalanga Province. Monde Makiwane (Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa).- Chapter 6: Empowering Local Institutions for Better Outcomes from Large-Scale Agricultural Investments in Nigeria - Evans S. Osabuohien (Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria).- PART 2: EDUCATION & GENDER.- Chapter 7: Millennium Development in Retrospect: Higher Education in Africa's Development Beyond 2015 - N'Dri T. Assie-Lumumba.- Chapter 8: Funding Quality Education in Rural Central Tanzania: A Case for Social Entrepreneurship - Serena Koisaaba (Independent Researcher, U.S.A.).- Chapter 9: The African Gender Development Gap: Rethinking Strategies to achieve MDG's - Stephen Macharia Magu (Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA).- Chapter 10: Climate Change: Vulnerbility and Adaptation, A Case Study of Men and Women Farmers in Eritrea - Yordanos Tesfamariam (University of Regina).- PART 3: MDGs & THE DIFFERENT SHADES OF HEALTH.- Chapter 11: Dimension of childhood development within the Millennium Development Goals: The role of water-related characteristics in reducing the burden of childhood diseases in South Africa - Furzana Timol (Human Sciences Research Council and University of KwaZulu-Natal).- Chapter 12: Culture, Traditions and Maternal Health: A community Approach towards Improved Maternal Health - Mary Ssonko Nabacwa et al. (Uganda Christian University).- Chapter 13: (Ad)dressing Sexual Reproductive Health Issues and its Determinants in Eight Priority Areas of South Africa: Evidence from a Situational Analysis of Millennium Development Goals in KZN and EC - Nene Ernest Khalema (Human Sciences Research Council and University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa).- Chapter 14: Civil Society Activism for the Prevention and Treatment of Non-Communicable Diseases in South Africa: Implications for Policy and Practice. Catherine Ndinda (Human Science Research Council and University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa).- PART 4: POST-2015: PARTNERSHIPS & AID.- Chapter 15: Developing global partnership for development: Chinese investments in Africa and impacts on sustainable development - Daouda CISSE (Centre for Chinese Studies, Stellenbosch University, South Africa).- Chapter 16: Aid Effectiveness and Development Policies in Botswana: A Successful Story" - Cristian Talesco (Hong Kong Polytechnic University).- PART 5: POST 2015: GOVERNANCE & DEVELOPMENT.- Chapter 17: Evaluating women's political participation and the impact on sustainable, socio-economic development - Stephen Macharia Magu (Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA).- Chapter 18: From Rhetoric to Reality: Bridging the gap between Aspiration for Democracy and Governance Performance in Nigeria and South Africa - Patrick Oluwole Ojo (Afe Babalola University).- Chapter 19 Trusting the Coalface: Public Trust in South African Local Government and the Millennium Development Goals - Steven Gordon (University of Kwazulu Natal and Human Sciences Research council).- Chapter 20: Democratic political leadership and governance: Envisioning a post 2015 development Agenda in Africa: Uganda as a case study - Evelyn Mayanja (University of Manitoba).- Chapter 21: Conclusion: Africa Beyond 2015 - MDGs Prospects, its Discontents, and Implications (editors with Dr. Monde Makiwane)

ISBN: 9783319363455
ISBN-10: 331936345X
Series: Social Indicators Research
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 322
Published: 15th October 2016
Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
Country of Publication: CH
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.49