Foresight Africa: Top Priorities for the Continent in 2014
As Africa’s position in the world continues to grow and evolve in 2014, the Brookings Africa Growth Initiative continues its tradition of asking its experts and colleagues to identify what they consider to be the key issues for Africa in the coming year. The DPRU's Direcor, and Brookings' Nonresident Senior Fellow, Prof Haroon Bhorat adds his contribution to Foresight Africa, 2014.
His article is titled: THE POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA: WHAT ARE THE PRIORITIES FOR AFRICA?
As 2015 and the conclusion of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) draws near, attention has increasingly turned within the United Nations to the post-2015 development agenda.In particular, a High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons (HLP) was recently convened to advise on the global development framework beyond 2015 and construct the next development agenda.
The elements of the HLP report provide the basis for thinking more carefully around the key post-2015 areas of economic and social policies for African governments. In reflecting on some of the main contributions, suggestions and criticisms of the HLP report, a range of important topics and existing gaps have emerged for future policy-relevant research in Africa. For African development, moving forward in 2014 and beyond includes reflection on some of these major themes as well as an elaboration on how African countries and the world plan to address the next set of goals.