N'Dri T. Assié-Lumumba, professor of Africana Studies, together with Nathan Andrews (University of Alberta, Canada) and Nene Ernest Khalema (Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa), has released the edited volume "Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Retrospect: Africa's Development Beyond 2015" (Springer, 2015).
The book examines the impact that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have had on Africa's development to date. It makes a critique of the goals’ successes, failures, and gaps.
In addition to analyzing the current state of the MDGs, the volume also examines the agenda for Africa’s development after the 2015 expiration of the MDGs. Through chapters exploring issues of poverty, south-south partnership, aid, gender, empowerment, health, governance and development, “Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Retrospect” explores what feasible alternatives exist for Africa’s development post-MDGs.
Professor Assié-Lumumba’s research areas include African and Diaspora education, comparative and international education, social institutions, African social history, and the study of gender. In addition to serving as President for the Comparative and International Educational Society (CIES), she is also a member of other Cornell graduate fields: the Cornell Institute of Public Affairs (CIPA), Education; Global Development (International Development; International Agriculture and Rural Development). Assié-Lumumba received her Ph.D. in comparative education from the University of Chicago, and also holds two Masters and BAs (Licence) in sociology and history from Université Lyon II (France).
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