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Leadership, Policy and Economic Development in Nigeria and Singapore: a Comparative (1960 - 1990) is a sweeping comparison of Nigeria and Singapore on their economic development performances. It further critically assesses how leaderships in the two countries were able to influence these performances through their economic policies and developmental efforts. Particular emphasis is placed on between 1960 and 1990; although post 1990 is briefly captured but strictly on economic policies and performances of successive governments. This book elementrifies foundational reasons why the two countries have divergent economic development statistics despite starting with homologous economic statistics in the 1960s, with cross-national opportunities and constraints. It reveals how the two different and newly independent countries in the 60s followed different paths toward nation building. The correlations between leadership, economic policymaking and implementation, and economic development are established. The period of 1960 to 1990 played key, formative roles in the both countries’ economic development narratives. Within the three decades, Singapore was transformed from a third to first world country while Nigeria was caught up with International Monetary Fund’s Structural Adjustment Program. This Comparative Study captures cross-national differences and finds out lessons Nigeria can learn from Singapore in pursuing an inclusive and sustainable economic development. This book is a fitting primary source for students, scholars and researchers of development studies, public policy, development economics, leadership, governance and regional development.
The United Nations The United Nations (UN's) is an intergovernmental organization in enhancing international compliance. A substitute for the incompetence League of Nations; it was set up on the 24th of October 1945 after the end of the Second World War in other to prohibit another such conflict. At its beginning, the United Nations (UN's) is located in Manhattan, New York City and it witnessed exemption from legal jurisdiction. Further center of operations are located in Nairobi, Geneva and Vienna. The Organization is financed voluntary and receives donations from its member countries. Its aims and objectives entail enhancing human rights, promoting international security and peace, safeguarding the environment, fostering economic and social development, providing humanitarian assistance in cases of natural conflict, famine and armed conflict. The United Nations (UN's) has six basic organs; the Security Council, the General Assembly, the Secretariat, the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the United Nations Trusteeship Council and the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The United Nations (UN's) system agencies comprise of: The World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank Group (WGB), the United Nations (UN's) Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the World Food programme (WFP). Definition of Sustainable Development - It a means of attaining a desirable as well as an attractive future state for human societies in which the living conditions and the applications of resources consistently meets the demands of humans without hindering the beauty, stability and also the integrity of natural biotic systems.