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Davis, Dickie

Overview
Works: 5 works in 16 publications in 3 languages and 323 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Dickie Davis
Making Africa work : a handbook for economic success by Greg Mills( Book )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the next generation, Sub-Saharan Africa faces three big, inter-related challenges. Its population will double to 2 billion by 2045. By then, more than half of Africans will be living in cities. And this group of mostly young people will be connected with each other and the world through mobile devices. Properly planned for and harnessed, this situation is a tremendously positive force for change. But without economic growth and jobs, it could prove a political and social catastrophe. With these population increases, old systems of patronage and of muddling through will no longer work. Instead, if leaders want to remain in power, they will have to find a more dynamic means of promoting growth. A first-hand account of a rapidly changing region, Making Africa Work is a handbook for ensuring growth beyond commodities and creating jobs across the continent. --
A great perhaps? : Colombia : conflict and convergence by Dickie Davis( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No country has managed as rapid and positive a turnaround in governance and security conditions this century as Colombia. In 1999, FARC and ELN rebels were literally at the gates of Bogotá, and Colombia was a country synonymous with the antics of Pablo Escobar, known primarily for rapacious corruption, weak government, drug smuggling and criminality. Fifteen years later the guerrillas, seriously weakened, have been persuaded to attend peace talks in Havana, and the Colombian economy had been a top performer in Latin America. ... Based on field-work in Colombia's regions, the study provides a history of the conflict, compares it to other historical and contemporary case-studies, examines the war from the perspectives of the government and the guerrillas, delves into the development of special Colombian capabilities (notably in intelligence and the use of airpower and special forces), and explains the economic dimension in terms both of historical exclusion and ongoing attempts at growth and inclusion. Finally, it concludes with an assessment of the country's prospects: can the combination of improved security, a flourishing economy and the peace process offer an opportunity to finally translate Colombia from, in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's words, 'a great perhaps' into something more permanent? -- Publisher description
L'Afrique en marche: un manuel pour la réussite économique by Greg Mills( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"L'Afrique en marche", paru en mai 2017, présente une analyse incisive des failles économiques du continent africain ainsi qu’un manuel de bonnes pratiques pour en faire face. Dans un avenir proche, l’Afrique sera confrontée aux changements majeurs qui ont le potentiel de causer des conflits et tumultes régionaux, nationaux et intergouvernementaux. Mais bien exploités et gérés ces défis prévisibles comme le doublement de la population, l’urbanisation croissante et l’émergence d’une jeune population africaine équipée des technologies numériques peuvent se transformer en des points forts. La création d’emploi et une croissance économique sont cependant indispensables afin d’atteindre un développement favorable pour le continent africain
Afrīqīyā ʻalá darb al-tanmīyah: dalīl lil-najāḥ al-iqtiṣādī by Greg Mills( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Arabic and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sub-Saharan Africa faces three big challenges over the next generation. It will double its population to two billion by 2045. By then more than half of Africans will be living in cities. And this group of mostly young people will be connected through mobile devices. Properly harnessed and planned for, these are positive forces for change. Without economic growth and jobs, they could prove a political and social catastrophe. Old systems of patronage and of muddling through will no longer work. Making Africa Work is a practical account of how to ensure growth beyond commodities, and to create jobs. It's a handbook for dynamic leadership inside and outside the continent.-- Back cover of the English version
A great perhaps? Colombia : conflict and divergence( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Languages
English (13)

Arabic (1)

French (1)