Perspectives on Africa's Development is a collection of speeches on the subject of Africa's development challenges delivered between February 1996 and February 2000. The speeches are organized in six thematic clusters: development, gender, information, governance, partnership, and integration. The author, K.Y. Amoako Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), clearly describes successes and failures on the quest for Africa's development and proposes a series of key measures to reduce poverty. The materials the publication provides, constitute an inestimable asset to the institutions of higher learning, scholars, policy analysts and the wider reading public interested in major conceptual and practical issues stifling Africa's development. Olusegun Obasanjo, President Federal Republic of Nigeria, quoted the book as 'a valuable reference for coming generations'.