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Social Policy in the African Context

Social Policy in the African Context. Edited by Jimi O. Adesina. CODESRIA, Dakar, 2021

“A timely and engaging contribution compiled by a leading scholar in the field and which, through a rich mix of case studies, makes a compelling case for the reinstatement of social policy in the African quest for transformation.”
– Professor Adebayo Olukoshi, Director for Africa and West Asia, International IDEA.

“Anyone interested in development must read this volume, ably edited by Jimi Adesina, which considers social policy in
Africa holistically. Inspired by Thandika Mkandawire, early chapters revisit social policy as part of development policy, while case studies promote his concept of coherent ‘transformative social policy’ instead of piecemeal social assistance efforts.”

– Jomo Kwame Sundaram, former UN Assistant Secretary-General and emeritus professor.

A soft copy of the book is available for purchase through the CODESRIA Online Bookshop

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