Africa and Development Challenges in the New Millennium
The NEPAD Debate
Edited by J. O. Adésínà, Yao Graham and A. Olukoshi
In 2001 NEPAD - the New Partnership for Africa's Development - was launched by South African President Thabo Mbeke and Abdoulaye Wade, President of Senegal. Its founding assumption was that African governments had to take much more responsibility for their economic, political and social policy if real development were to be achieved.
African Development Challenges in the New Millennium is the first major attempt by African scholars and policy makers to evaluate the meaning of NEPAD in concrete terms. The authors raise key questions about NEPAD's ability to integrate Africa with the global economy, to overcome the challenge of poverty, and to bring about regional development. The book also addresses what NEPAD means for agriculture, industrialization, trade and the 'digital divide'.
This is an important contribution to our understanding of NEPAD, why it has already run into extensive criticism, and the prospects for a new, more positive chapter in Africa's development.'
‘The book serves as an extremely useful introduction to the NEPAD debate and offers a forceful critique of the neoliberal orthodoxy that dominates the majority of the plan’s development prescriptions. The collection provides a thought-provoking analysis of the key issues by some of the eminent intellectuals in this field' - Alexander Beresford, Edinburgh University, Journal of Modern African Studies
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Preface: Yao Graham and Adebayo Olukoshi
Introduction: Jimi Adesina, Yao Graham, Adebayo Olukoshi
Part 1: NEPAD: the debate
Chapter 1. J. Adesina, 'Development and the Challenge of Poverty'
Chapter 2. Ian Taylor, 'The New Partnership for Africa's Development and the Global Political Economy'
Chapter 3. Eddy Maloka: NEPAD and its critics
Part 2: Sectoral Challenges
Chapter 4. Sam Moyo, 'Africa's Agrarian Transformation: the efficacy of the NEPAD agricultural strategy'
Chapter 5. Sekou Sangare, 'Industrialisation of Africa: a new approach'
Chapter 6: Dot Keet: Character and Role of Trade within NEPAD: Critical Challenges and Questions
Chapter 7. Y.Z. Yau, 'Confronting the digital divide: an interrogation of African initiatives'
Chapter 8. Tayeb Chenntouf, 'NEPAD in the Twenty-first Century: An Answer to the Educational, Cultural and Scientific Challenges?'
Part 3: Financing Africa's Development
Chapter 9. Zo Randriamaro, 'NEPAD, Gender and the Poverty Trap: The Challenges of financing for Development in Africa from a Gender Perspective'
Chapter 10. Chibuike Uche, 'Can African Institutions Finance African Development? Evidence from the ECOWAS Fund'
Chapter 11. Kwasi Anyemedu, 'Financing Africa's Development: Can Aid Dependence Be Avoided?'
Appendix: Text of the Accra Declaration
About the Authors:
Jimi Adesina is Professor of Sociology at Rhodes University in South Africa. He has previously taught and studied at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria and the University of Warwick. He is a member of the Executive Committee of CODESRIA.
Yao Graham is coordinator of the Third World Network - Africa, a pan-African research and advocacy organization based in Ghana.
Adebayo Olukoshi is Executive Secretary of CODESRIA. He has formerly served as Director of Research at the Nigerian Institute of Institutional Affairs.
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