Sustainable Development in Africa in the 1990s and Beyond: Meeting the Challenge
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In the eyes of the world and of its own citizens Africa has come to symbolize a continent in which development has increasingly become an elusive goal in a region which seems to be destined to live forever on the edge of survival. Suffice it to observe that the decade of the 1980s, during which the rest of the world community galloped ahead, has come to be fashionably dubbed the “lost decade for Africa”. During this period the African economies barely managed to grow at an average rate of 2 per cent per annum and average per capita income dropped by a quarter. The human and social conditions of the majority of the African people worsened considerably.
KeywordsSustainable Development African Country Hazardous Waste United Nations Environment Programme Global Environmental Facility
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