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Participatory Development and Governance

Africa's Special Needs

  • Author: UN, DESA
  • Publication date: November 2001
  • Page count: 68
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 01.II.A.4

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Despite Africa's wealth of natural and human resources it has not yet successfully participated in, or benefited from, globalization. Examining the challenges involved, the United Nations Committee for Development Policy concludes that sustained growth in Africa will be possible only if the African people become empowered in the process of development. The Committee advocates a participatory strategy aimed at improved governance, the mobilization of both financial and non-financial resources and innovative partnership. It is hoped that the analyses and recommendations of the Committee contained in this publication will contribute to the multilateral discussions of and solutions to the problems addressed.