Extending Financial Inclusion in Africa unveils the genesis and transformation of Africa?s financial sector and its ability to provide finance for all. Contributors of the Book traverse the whole spectrum of African financial systems, examining their depth and breadth and empirically evaluating their appropriateness and effectiveness to achieve inclusive financial services. Explores the evolution of the financial sector in Africa from the pre-colonial to post-colonial era Investigates the financial inclusion?economic growth nexus Explores the role of financial regulation and governance in either enhancing or limiting financial inclusion Evaluates unintended consequences of financial inclusion, including over-indebtedness and increased propensity to spend Assesses cross-sectional evidence on the link between financial inclusion and technological developments such as the internet and mobile technology
This book examines social change in Africa through the lens of hip hop music and culture. Artists engage their African communities in a variety of ways that confront established social structures, using coded language and symbols to inform, question, and challenge. Through lyrical expression, dance, and graffiti, hip hop is used to challenge social inequality and to push for social change. The study looks across Africa and explores how hip hop is being used in different places, spaces, and moments to foster change. In this edited work, authors from a wide range of fields, including history, sociology, African and African American studies, and political science explore the transformative impact that hip hop has had on African youth, who have in turn emerged to push for social change on the continent. The powerful moment in which those that want change decide to consciously and collectively take a stand is rooted in an awareness that has much to do with time. Therefore, the book centers on African hip hop around the context of ?it?s time? for change, Ni Wakati .
The Mali Rural Health Project was designed as a model effort within the US foreign aid programme for extending rudimentary health services in rural areas of developing nations. Although some success was achieved, the programme proved to be too costly for nation-wide implementation, thus failing to achieve its immediate goals. The authors´ assessmen
In the twenty-five years since the last comprehensive book on state and society in North Africa was published, the nations of the Maghrib have undergone profound social, political, and economic changes. The region has, for example, experienced one of the highest population growth rates in the world, accompanied by a dramatic increase in migration t
Originally published in 1989. This book is an outcome of research on African development from the standpoint of economic geography. The principal objective in this work is to highlight and reflect on the principal socio-spatial constraints to development in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) that have been largely ignored by development research and planning
A short note on Africa for kids is a text intended to give a brief and objective information about the history and society of Africa to kids living in the West. The idea to write this piece came from the false information about Africa that I usually get from my 7 years old daughter like the assertion that Africans live with wild animals like a lion at home. We know that international aid agencies and developmental organisations use (put) emotional pictures on public boards like half-naked African kids looking for food in public waste containers in order to attract donations. While such pictures might be real, it does not give an objective image of Africa. I believe this situation has contributed to the negative and false impression of Africa, not only for kids but some adult too. The sole task of this booklet is to give a true picture of Africa to our kids. Parents are advised to read this note with their kids. If we as African parents do not correct this misconception of Africa to our kids, they will believe the lies told on the streets and some times by the Western media. Africa is a beautiful continent despite poverty, socio-economic and political unrest facing the continent today. The rich natural and human resources make Africa a potentially rich continent.
Raptors are notoriously hard to identify, even if seen well, and represent perhaps the toughest of all ID challenges for birders. This book is the ultimate flight-identification guide for the raptors of the Western Palaearctic, covering Europe, North Africa, the Middle East (including Arabia) to Central Asia. It provides identification information for all 60 species that regularly occur in the region, to subspecific level. The text covers every plumage and age in detail, with each species account accompanied by a range of photographs covering all the principal plumages. Based on this stunning photographic coverage, most of which has never been published before, this book represents a landmark in bird identification books and a major work for all raptor enthusiasts.
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