Rethinking development challenges for public policy : insights from contemporary Africa
- Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, ©2012.
- Physical description
- xviii, 297 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
- International political economy series.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations List of Tables, Boxes and Figures Notes on Contributors Introduction: Africa's Second Half-century: Enhancing Capacity for Sustainable Human Development and Human Security-- G.Kararach, K.T.Hanson &T.M.Shaw Leadership Malaise and the Crisis of Governance in Africa-- W.J.Tettey Africa's Leadership malaise and the Crisis of Governance-- S.Makinda Improving the Effectiveness of the Public Sector in Africa through the Quality of Public Administration-- J.R.A.Ayee Enhancing Public Sector Effectiveness in Africa through the Quality of Public Administration-- F.Owusu& F.K.Ohemeng Towards Best-practice in Transboundary Water Governance in Africa: Exploring the Policy and Institutional Dimensions of Conflict and Cooperation over Water-- C.Chikozho Africa's Water Crisis - the Miracle and the Mirage: what Policy Mix, Strategies and Institutional Steps are Vital?-- N.Oyama, J.Nair& J.Levitan Rethinking Development in Africa through Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (SMEs)-- P.Arthur Climate - Resilient Development Financing for Africa - a Prospective Evaluation and Strategic Framework for Action-- S.D.SY Conclusion - Prospects for ACBF and African Human Development/Security-- G.Kararach, K.T.Hanson& T.M.Shaw Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- The current global financial crisis is transforming African prospects. How many 'developmental' rather than 'fragile' states will the continent have by 2020? The need for Africa to develop capacity for strategic thinking and leadership is clear. Covering the economics and politics of climate change and climate financing, transboundary water management, public service delivery and new modalities of delivering aid, the contributors consider national and transnational issues. Interrogating well-known issues, with a key focus on the capacity dimension, the editors put forth critical policy recommendations that seek to feed directly into policy.
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- Edited by Kobena T. Hanson, Head of Knowledge and Learning, African Capacity Building Foundation, Zimbabwe, George Kararach, Knowledge Expert, African Capacity Building Foundation, Zimbabwe, and Timothy M. Shaw, Visiting Professor, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, and Emeritus Professor, University of London, UK.
- International political economy series