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Title:NEPAD and African development: towards a new partnership between development actors in Africa
Author:Tawfik, Rawia M.ISNI
Year:2008
Periodical:African Journal of International Affairs (ISSN 0850-7902)
Volume:11
Issue:1
Pages:55-70
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:NEPAD
development
Economics, Commerce
New Partnership for Africa's Development
Africa--Economic integration
sustainable development
Africa--Economic policy
Abstract:The model required to drive socioeconomic development in Africa, and the relationship between the State and the private sector based on that model, have sparked much controversy among African analysts. Some question the relevance of other successful models of development, such as those of the liberal West and East Asia, in the African context. Others criticize all development models that are 'alien' to African cultures and conditions, hence rejecting the NEPAD model on this basis. The present article argues that although NEPAD does not represent a detailed model of the relationship between the State, the private sector and civil society in Africa, some of its theoretical underpinnings suggest a balanced framework that should prompt African scholars to search for new models that do not necessarily imitate already successful ones but respect the particularities of each African State. Bibliogr., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]
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