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Author Okereke, Chukwumerije, author

Title Homegrown Development in Africa : Reality or illusion? / Chukwumerije Okereke and Patricia Agupusi
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2015
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Series Routledge studies in African politics and international relations ; 6
Routledge studies on African politics and international relations ; 6
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; 1. African homegrown development: Renaissance or illusion?; The focus of the book; The concept of HGD; Is African bouncing back through homegrown development?; Method and cases; Overview and plan; 2. Homegrown development in Africa: Historical and current perspectives; African homegrown development approach at independence; Explaining the socio-economic decline and onset of poverty; The new impetus for homegrown African development; Summary; 3. Conceptualizing homegrown development
5. Nigeria: National Economic Empowerment and Development StrategyHomegrown development effort in Nigeria: a synopsis; Nigerian development policies since 1999: from NED to NEEDS; Programme ownership; Implementation and outcomes; Nigeria: the crippled giant; Summary; 6. Kenya: Economic Recovery Strategy and Vision 2030; Homegrown development in Kenya at independence; Post-2002 development policies: the Economic Restructuring Strategy and Vision 2030; Ownership of ERS and Vision 2030 policy; Implementation and outcomes; Kenya: providing leadership or dithering; Summary
7. South Africa: Reconstruction and Development ProgrammeThe Union, apartheid and development process in South Africa; Post-apartheid reconstruction policies; Reconstruction and Development Programme; Growth, Employment and Redistribution programme; The Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment; Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative for South Africa; Ownership; Implementation and outcomes; Ideology contestation and development challenges in South Africa; Summary; 8. Common trends and issues in African homegrown development efforts; Comparing Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa
Ownership: the core of HGDEconomic diversification and sensitivity to local imperatives; Broad stakeholder consultation and participation; Social development; Building local capacity and institutions; The homegrown development pyramid; HDG is not a magic bullet; Summary; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Towards a conceptual understanding of homegrown developmentThe core or essence of homegrown development; Essential features of homegrown development strategies; Homegrown as a tested development strategy: the example of China; Summary; 4. Ghana: Vision 2020 and Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers; A brief history of Ghana's homegrown development effort; Ghana development policies since the 1990s; Ghana Vision 2020; Ghana Poverty Reduction Strategy; Building local capacity and institutions; Country ownership of development agenda; Implementation and general outcomes; Summary
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."--Publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Economic assistance, Domestic -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Economic development -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Poverty -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Sustainable development -- Government policy -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Sustainable development -- Government policy -- Ghana.
Sustainable development -- Government policy -- Kenya.
Sustainable development -- Government policy -- Nigeria.
Sustainable development -- Government policy -- South Africa.
Form Electronic book
Author Agupusi, Patricia, author
ISBN 1317505522 (electronic bk)
9781317505525 (electronic bk)