The Asian Aspiration

Asia as a model

Edition 89 - Winter 2020

This book is an appeal to African leaders to emulate the successful Asian development path.

The authors explore what Africa can learn from Asia.

“Asia shows that there is no good reason why Africa is poor.” This quote from Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, is on the cover of this new book - and concisely shows what it is about: It is an appeal to African people Executives to study the Asian success factors of the past decades carefully and, where possible, to imitate them. With the four authors - economists and African politicians - you go on an exciting search for clues from Japan and Singapore to South Korea and China to Vietnam and Thailand.

G. Mills, O. Obasanjo, et al. The Asian Aspiration, Hurst Publishing 2020, 256 pages, EUR 29