Africa Development Forum Book Series marks its 5th anniversary

In 2009, the World Bank and Agence Francaise de developpement created the Africa Development Forum with the goal of producing high-quality research to chronicle the region's ascent. Five years and 20 publications later, the knowledge produced by this partnership is vast and rich.

The titles that have published in this series make key contributions to debates on infrastructure and agriculture, gender equality, conflict, migration, youth employment, demography, safety nets, urbanization, the private sector, and tourism. It uses reliable knowledge to reinvigorate and promote dialogue on Africa's future, which continues to remain vulnerable. Learn more about the series.

New titles in the series Africa's Demographic Transition: Dividends or Disaster? Order a print copy Access eBook

Africa's Demographic Transition: Dividends or Disaster?

African countries are experiencing what is known as the demographictransition; in countries where the working population outnumbers the number of children and elderly, economic resources could be freed up as the labor force grows faster than the population that is dependent on it, resulting in accelerated economic growth.

Africa's Demographic Transition: Dividends or Disaster? lays out a range of policy actions that are needed at the various phases of the demographic transition and uses global and regional experiences to provide evidence on what has worked and what has not. Countries have a menu of options available to speed up the transition, improve investment in the resulting youth cohort, expand labor markets, and encourage savings.

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Highways to Success or Byways to Waste: Estimating the Economic Benefits of Roads in Africa Access eBook Download the report
Highways to Success or Byways to Waste: Estimating the Economic Benefits of Roads in Africa

Roads are the arteries through which the world’s economies pulse. Roads connect sellers to markets, workers to jobs,students to education, and the sick to hospitals. Yet in much of the developing world - and particularly in Africa - adequate roads are lacking.

Highways to Success or Byways to Waste: Estimating the Economic Benefits of Roads in Africa hopes to establish a new methodology for prioritizing funding that can be applied to diverse scenarios, regions, and projects.

This book demonstrates how modern econometrics and geospatial techniques can be combined to analyze the latest geo-referenced datasets at the smallest possible scale to answer some of the most important questions in development. The book is a reference guide for all who seek new tools and insights into the many issues, both technical and nontechnical, of this important field.

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