Call for Chapters: Institution Development for Sustainable and Inclusive Economic Growth in Africa


Evans S. Osabuohien (Professor of Economics & Chair, Centre for Economic Policy and Development Research-CEPDeR, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria)
Emmanuel A. Oduntan (Department of Economics and Development Studies & Fellow, Centre for Economic Policy and Development Research-CEPDeR, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria)
Obindah Gershon (Department of Economics and Development Studies & Co-Chair, Centre for Economic Policy and Development Research-CEPDeR, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria)
Olaronke Onanuga (Associate Fellow, Centre for Economic Policy and Development Research-CEPDeR, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria)
Oluyomi Ola-David (Department of Economics and Development Studies, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria)

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: April 10, 2020
Full Chapters Due: May 10, 2020
Submission Date: August 19, 2020


The edited book focuses on building strong and viable institutional framework that can engender the sustainable utilisation and management of resources for the sustainable development agenda in Africa. This is germane as the continent of Africa is vast and varied: there are differing narratives that have shaped the trends in the economic development trajectories across African countries. Thus, it is no news that African countries are pursuing a number of development agenda towards achieving economic growth that is inclusive, pro-poor and sustainable, particularly the type that can unleash the potentials of women and booming youthful population. As expected, efforts are being made in a host of African countries to have country-specific Visions (e.g. Vision 2030 of Algeria, Kenya, and South Africa, and so on) that are in tandem with the African Union (AU)’s Agenda 2063 and United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The foregoing is fundamental as most African countries are endowed with enormous resources (material and human). However, available evidence (e.g. from World Development Indicators and African Economic Outlook) shows that many African countries have experienced ‘economic hardships’ and have performed lower than other developing and emerging countries in the global south. For instance, as at 2018, Africa is regarded as the poorest continent in the world which houses 28 of the world’s poorest countries with the majority having very limited access to basic human necessities.


Some research efforts have been made to elucidate factors responsible for the poor economic development in Africa. Nonetheless, what is yet to be unravelled is the frantic processes of building viable institutions in Africa that will serve as the fulcrum for utilizing and managing Africa’s resources as well as promoting economic growth that is inclusive and sustainable. This is one of the objectives of this edited book. Therefore, it aims a spurring debate amongst scholars, policy-makers, researchers and development agencies thereby provide actionable solutions for Africa’s developmental challenges particularly with respect to sustainable and inclusive economic growth paradigm.

Target Audience

The primary audience for this edited book include: students, academics, policymakers, and development partners.
The book will be highly relevant for scholars and experts in the field of social sciences, international and development economics as well as resource and energy economics.

Recommended Topics

This edited book seeks strategies for building resilient institutional framework for sustainable resource management, sustainable development and inclusive growth. It anticipates extending the frontiers of knowledge by soliciting quality contributions from academics and practitioners that highlight and address the above issues with relevant and actionable recommendations.
Thus, empirical and theoretical papers that provide new insights into the building of viable institutions for sustainable resource management in Africa’s sustainable development and inclusive development process are welcome. The proposed titles should be tailored within the following sub-themes (but not limited to):
i. Effective and inclusive institutions (e.g. Civil Societies, developmental advocacy against corruption, promoting ease of doing business, the role of informal and religion institutions);
ii. Accessible and quality education (promoting educational outcomes; promotion of education innovation; reducing barriers to educational advancement);
iii. Knowledge economy management (e-Health, e-Agriculture & food security, e-Commerce);
iv. Financial development in Africa (Financial flows, expansion of both traditional and new forms of financial services e.g. Mobile money; migrant remittances);
v. Biodiversity, Natural resources and Conservation (protection of natural environment and its inhabitants, aquatic or terrestrial biota; energy provision and access, land access and usage);
vi. Sustainable Development and Climate Change (the reality of climate change, climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies, climate change and technology, carbon emissions, infrastructure and industrialisation); and
vii. Agriculture for Development (agriculture and sustainable food systems; agricultural employment and development; small holder farmers; rural and non-farm economy).

The editors welcome original articles, including quantitative or qualitative studies, case studies (within country and across countries), or critical reviews, dealing with the sub-themes, which can be built on a multidisciplinary analytical and theoretical framework. The editors would be happy to review the plans for papers in advance of the submission.

Submission Procedure

Interested researchers should submit before April 10, 2020, chapter proposal between 950 to 1,950 words clearly explaining the objectives and focus proposed chapter. Full chapters are due by May 10, 2020, and all authors should consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Also, contributors may be requested to serve as reviewers.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication titled 'Institution Development for Sustainable and Inclusive Economic Growth in Africa'. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2021.

Important Dates

April 10, 2020: Proposal Submission Deadline
March 25, 2020: Notification on Proposal
May 10, 2020: Full Chapter Submission
July 8, 2020: Review Results Returned
August 5, 2020: Final Notification to Authors
August 19, 2020: Final Chapter Submission


Prof Evans Osabuohien (Email:;

Dr Emmanuel A. Oduntan (Email:

Dr Obindah Gershon (Email:;

Dr Oluyomi Ola-David (Email:

Olaronke Onanuga (Email: )


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