Millennium development goals (MDGs) and sustainable development goals (SDGs) have significant implications for global development, in particular for African countries. This book seeks to assist Africa’s policy makers and political leaders, MNCs and NGOs, plus its increasingly heterogeneous media landscape, to understand and better respond or negotiate the evolving development environment of the 21st century.

In this collection of nuanced essays, the contributors interrogate the relationship between the MDGs and SDGs in key areas of African development to enhance our understanding and knowledge of the evolving nature of development. They address issues of governance, agriculture, south-south cooperation in a context of foreign aid, natural resource governance and sustainable development, export diversification and economic growth as well as emerging topics such as the internet of things or the sharing economy, climate change, conflict and non-traditional security. The varied, yet interlinked foci present a holistic overview of Africa’s development aspirations, and ability to transform the SDGs’ universal aspirations into local realities.

This book will be of use to academics and students in Development Studies, Contemporary African Studies, Political Science, Policy Studies and Geography, and should also appeal to policy makers and development practitioners.

chapter 1|10 pages

From MDGs to SDGs

African development challenges and prospects
ByKorbla P. Puplampu, Kobena T. Hanson, Timothy M. Shaw

chapter 2|21 pages

The African state and development initiatives

The role of good governance in the realization of the MDGs and SDGs
ByPeter K. Arthur

chapter 3|21 pages

Conflict and sustainable development goals in Africa

ByDamilohun D. Ayoyo, Temitope B. Oriola

chapter 4|21 pages

From MDGs to SDGs

The policy and institutional dynamics of African agriculture
ByKorbla P. Puplampu, George O. Essegbey

chapter 5|20 pages

South–South cooperation, SDGs and Africa’s development

A study of China’s development intervention in Ghana
ByIsaac Odoom

chapter 6|19 pages

Natural resource governance and sustainable development in Africa

Are we there yet?
ByKorbla P. Puplampu, Kobena T. Hanson

chapter 8|19 pages

The Internet of Things and the sharing economy

Harnessing the possibilities for Africa’s sustainable development goals
ByKobena T. Hanson, Korbla P. Puplampu

chapter 10|11 pages

Crystallizing the Africa Rising narrative with sustainable development

ByKobena T. Hanson, Korbla P. Puplampu, Timothy M. Shaw