Homegrown Development in Africa: Reality or illusion?

1st Edition

Chukwumerije Okereke, Patricia Agupusi

Routledge
Published December 9, 2016
Reference - 190 Pages - 3 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138291997 - CAT# Y318027
Series: Routledge Studies in African Politics and International Relations

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Summary

Internationally driven development programmes have not been entirely successful in transforming the economic status of African countries. Since the late 1990s many African countries have started to take initiatives to develop an integrated framework that tackles poverty and promotes socio-economic development in their respective countries.

This book provides a critical evaluation of ‘homegrown’ development initiatives in Africa, set up as alternatives to externally sponsored development. Focusing specifically on Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya, the book takes a qualitative and comparative approach to offer the first ever in-depth analysis of indigenous development programmes. It examines:

    • How far African states have moved towards more homegrown development strategies.
    • The effects of the shift towards African homegrown socio-economic development strategies and the conditions needed to enhance their success and sustainability.

This book will be of interest to students and scholars of development studies, international politics, political economy, public policy and African politics, sociology and economics.

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