NEPAD and Its Achilles Heels

Bekoe, Dorina A.
December 2002
Alternatives: Turkish Journal of International Relations;Winter2002, Vol. 1 Issue 4, p232
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the reason for establishment of New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) and evaluates whether various plan of the NEPAD are sufficient to achieve its goals and surmount the expected obstacles to reform, unlike the development schemes that preceded it. It reviews development and democratization efforts in the past, drawing on the literature on policy reform generally. It concludes that while political will engendered the design of NEPAD and is a significant factor, it must still contend with the inherent destabilizing features of economic reform namely, bureaucratic resistance and politically connected interest groups.


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