This book explores why Africa has not managed to achieve sustainable, self-regenerating development. The work situates problems in the practices employed by national political elites, donors and lenders to African development, and book offers a studied alternative that can positively change Africa's development direction - The Participatory Social Learning Approach.
Almaz Zewde teaches at the Department of African Studies at Howard University. She came to Howard with extensive teaching and research experiences in the United States, including teaching and research at Georgetown University, George Washington University, and Michigan State University, as well as at Haile Selassie I University (now Addis Ababa University) in Ethiopia. Zewde gained experiences in African and international development while working as a consultant to international organizations, as a Rural Development Correspondent with the Economic Commission for Africa (United Nations), and serving in successive development and planning positions at various Ethiopian governmental and non-governmental organizations prior to coming to the United States.
Chapter 1 Figures and Tables Chapter 2 Acronyms Chapter 3 Preface Chapter 4 Acknowledgments Chapter 5 Introduction Chapter 6 Chapter 1: Selected Development Theories: Some Post-World War II Theoretical Contests Chapter 7 Chapter 2: The Alternative Development Theory: The Participatory Social Learning Development Theory and Model for Africa Chapter 8 Chapter 3: The Institutional Imperative: Its Condition in Africa and Implications for Development Chapter 9 Chapter 4: The Human Resource Imperative Chapter 10 Chapter 5: The Resource Imperative: Natural and Man-enhanced Resources for Development Chapter 11 Chapter 6: The Technology Imperative Chapter 12 Chapter 7: The Investment Capital Imperative Chapter 13 Chapter 8: Putting Together the Development Puzzle: The Participatory Social Learning Paradigm and the Five Development Imperatives in Practice: Case Studies Chapter 14 Chapter 9: African Women: The Continent's Undervalued and Overworked Development Assets Chapter 15 Chapter 10: Looking Ahead: Some Afterthoughts Chapter 16 References