Handbook of International Development and Education
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Handbook of International Development and Education

Edited by Pauline Dixon, Steve Humble and Chris Counihan

This Handbook considers the myths and untruths that currently exist in international development and education. Using historic and contemporary evidence, this compendium redefines the international development narrative through a new understanding of 'what works', drawn from pragmatic ideas and approaches.
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Chapter 22: Why Africa remains poor

George Ayittey

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22. Why Africa remains poor George Ayittey INTRODUCTION: THE AFRICAN PARADOX Africa’s untapped mineral wealth is immense. It has 40 percent of the world’s potential hydroelectric power supply; the bulk of the world’s diamonds and chromium; 30 perc...

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