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How can Sub-Saharan Africa turn the China-India threat into an opportunity

Kaplinsky, Raphael (2009). How can Sub-Saharan Africa turn the China-India threat into an opportunity. In: Kremer, Monique; van Lieshout, Peter and Went, Robert eds. Doing Good or Doing Better: Development Policies in a Globalizing World. The Hague: Amsterdam University Press, pp. 279–302.

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The rise of China and India – the Asian Driver economies – is transforming the global economic, political and social landscape. The challenges posed by their rapid growth and global emergence are increasingly at the centre of strategic debates in the large OECD economies. But what of their impacts on other low income economies in general, and sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in particular? Perhaps these giant Asian economies, confronted with their own challenges in overcoming endemic and deeply-rooted poverty, share common problems and have common interests with other low income economies? Or, perhaps more darkly, the overlap of common interests is thin and the rise of the Asian Driver economies poses more of a challenge than an opportunity for SSA and other low income economies?

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2009 WRR / Amsterdam University Press, The Hague
ISBN: 90-8964-107-6, 978-90-8964-107-6
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
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Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2009 14:39
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2018 07:28
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