For those wishing to acquire knowledge on national development issues, this comprehensive compendium traverses a spectrum of subjects that the audience ought to be well acquainted with. The Editors provide instructive findings regarding national development, economic growth and their determinants, but they also offer historical perspectives on the subject and the implications for developing countries. The book addresses a suite of critical themes regarded by development experts to be germane in considering the pertinence of policies and their effective execution. These seven general thematic areas are explored: ¢ Leadership, governance, policy and strategy ¢ Public sector and public financial management ¢ Culture, institutions and people ¢ Natural resources ¢ Science, technology and infrastructure ¢ Private sector and financial markets ¢ Marketing, branding and service delivery This thematic approach enables the contributors to explore the impact of the constituents of each subject area on national development, within the context of a developing economy. The significance of the findings for the relevant stakeholders is consequently reviewed. The combination of theory and practice makes the book and its contents unique.
Kwaku Appiah-Adu (PhD) is Professor of Strategy, Acting Dean at Central University Business School and Chairman of the Centre for Advanced Strategic Analysis, Ghana. Previously, he worked at the Office of the President, Ghana, where he was Head of Policy Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation, Chairman of the Oil and Gas Technical Committee, Director of Ghana’s Central Governance Project, member of the President’s Investors’ Advisory Council as well as the Advisory Board for the UN Initiative on Continental Shelf Delineation. Mahamudu Bawumia (PhD) is Visiting Professor of Economic Governance at Central University, Ghana. He has extensive experience as a senior policy maker, policy advisor, and has worked with Governments as well as international organisations. Dr Bawumia was Resident representative for the African Development Bank in Zimbabwe in 2011-2012.