African Development, African Transformation: How Institutions Shape Development Strategy

African Development, African Transformation: How Institutions Shape Development Strategy

By: Landry Signe (author)Hardback

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Africa is home to many of the world's fastest-growing economies. This powerful book traces new continental institutions for development and their capacity to affect economic growth, regional integration, and international cooperation in Africa. It also assesses Africa's ability to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and the African Union's Agenda 2063. As the continent's most ambitious development initiative since independence, the African Union Development Agency (or AUDA, previously known as the New Partnership for Africa's Development or NEPAD) provides an excellent case study for examining how an African-based, continent-wide development institution emerged. Inspired by the ideas of Pan-Africanism and the African Renaissance, NEPAD was created to bring Africa into the globalizing world, to close the gap between developing and developed countries, to enhance economic growth, and to eradicate poverty. Almost two decades after NEPAD's creation and it was given its transformation into AUDA, this brilliant book examines its role in achieving these goals.

About Author

Landry Signe is a David M. Rubenstein Fellow in the Global Economy and Development program, Brookings Institution. He is a distinguished Fellow at Stanford University's Center for African Studies, an Andrew Carnegie Fellow, Chairman of the Global Network for Africa's Prosperity, Professor and Senior Adviser to the Chancellor at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. He is Special Adviser to African and Global Leaders, and was a Woodrow Wilson Center Public Policy Fellow, and Visiting Scholar at the University of Oxford. He is the author of numerous key publications in the political economy of development with a focus on Africa. He is the recipient of more than sixty awards and recognitions from four continents. He has been recognized as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, a Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellow, and was named one of the 'Top 10 Outstanding Young Persons in the World'. He has authored numerous key publications, including Innovating Development Strategies in Africa (Cambridge, 2017). His work on African issues has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, and Harvard International Review.


Introduction: the African Union Development Agency and Africa's transformation in the twenty-first century: innovation or continuity?; 1. An analytical framework to explain the origin, development, and effects of AUDA; 2. The foundations and first generations of structural adjustment programs; 3. Partial reorientation of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank discourse and the creation of AUDA; 4. AUDA and international financial institutions: change or continuity?; 5. AUDA in the twenty-first century: evolution, implementation of key programs, institutional development, and inter-state coperation; 6. Financing Africa's development in the twenty-first century: assessment and perspectives of AUDA's resource mobilization strategy; 7. The way forward to transforming Africa by 2030/2063: resource mobilization, financing, and capacity-building strategies for effective delivery of the sustainable development goals and the African Union Agenda 2063; Conclusion: continental development fifteen years after the creation of AUDA: theoretical and practical implications.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781108470575
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 220
  • ID: 9781108470575
  • weight: 440
  • ISBN10: 1108470572

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