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Title Sustainable development and human security in Africa : governance as the missing link / edited by Louis A. Picard, Terry F. Buss, Taylor B. Seybolt, Macrina C. Lelei.
Imprint Boca Raton : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2015]


 Internet  Electronic Book    AVAILABLE
Description 1 online resource (324 pages).
Series Public administration and public policy ; 197
Public administration and public policy ; 197.
Note Based on the proceedings of a two-day conference entitled "Achieving Sustainable Development in Africa" held at the University of Pittsburgh in March 2011.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Sustainable development -- Africa -- Congresses.
Human security -- Africa -- Congresses.
Africa -- Economic policy -- Congresses.
Africa -- Social policy -- Congresses.
Genre Electronic books.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Contents Section 1. Overview -- section 2. Foreign aid goals and practices -- section 3. Sustainable development challenges -- section 4. Identity and governance -- section 5. Governance and development -- section 6. Conclusion.
Summary "Many new development initiatives have been introduced in Africa over the past few decades. Each of these has been heralded as marking a new era in the continent's development. However, many of these initiatives have failed to produce sustained results due to numerous challenges, including, most importantly, the lack of good governance. The Africa Progress Panel stated in 2011 that good governance is the key enabling factor for sustainable development. This book discusses the role good governance plays in achieving sustainable development and eradicating extreme poverty in Africa. The contributed chapters in this book seek to broaden the policy debate and provide conversations about the sustainable development challenges facing African countries from multiple viewpoints and interdisciplinary perspectives--from academics, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners in the field. The book focuses on the governance perspectives of practitioners who deal with day-to-day realities on the ground, with the goal to use evidence-based information to make informed policies, programs, and strategies to move the continent toward achieving sustainable development. This book tries to strike a balance between recognizing the need to bring politics back into development programs and understanding the limitations of political institutions in weak states. To that end, it looks at the challenges of development from the perspective of human security, with a focus on strengthening the human resource component of African economies in order to achieve better governance as part of a sustainable development process"--Provided by publisher.
Other Author Picard, Louis A., editor.
Buss, Terry F., editor.
Seybolt, Taylor B., editor.
Lelei, Macrina C., editor.
Other Title Print version: "Achieving Sustainable Development in Africa" (Conference) (2011 : University of Pittsburgh). Sustainable development and human security in Africa 9781482255416