Africa’s Quest for Long-Term Development: Does NEPAD Provide the Necessary Policy Framework?

 

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dc.contributor.author Akokpari, John
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-26T11:19:45Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-26T11:19:45Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Akokpari, J. (2008). Africa’s Quest for Long-Term Development: Does NEPAD Provide the Necessary Policy Framework?. African Journal of International Affairs, 11(1), 32-54. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0850-7902 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22315
dc.identifier.uri http://www.codesria.org/spip.php?article506&lang=en
dc.description.abstract The evasive nature which characterizes Africa’s development is something familiar to all. Various ambitious development strategies, implemented since the 1970s, have brought little hope for the reversal of Africa’s developmental malaise. The formulation of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) in 2001 and its adoption by the African Union (AU) as the continent’s blueprint policy document for development engendered a lot of optimism. This optimism resulted partly from the willingness of African governments to voluntarily undertake what the continent’s development partners - the G8 - perceived as ‘credible policies’ for resuscitating the ailing economies of the continent, and partly from the promise of assistance in the form of accruing ADE and IDE, debt forgiveness and access to western markets. There is a growing consensus among development experts that the provision of such opportunities would alleviate many of the structural constraints in Africa, consequently catalyzing long-term development. While NEPAD’s emphasis on promoting peace, security, democracy, and good governance is commendable, it is however argued that its propensity to gear development solely along neo-liberal lines is problematic in a continent that is grappling with the disappointments of the market-based structural adjustment programmes (SAP). en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa en_ZA
dc.source African Journal of International Affairs en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://www.codesria.org/spip.php?rubrique44
dc.title Africa’s Quest for Long-Term Development: Does NEPAD Provide the Necessary Policy Framework? en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Political Studies en_ZA
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