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The management of African development: Some questions about NEPAD, Dr. John F.E. Ohiorhenuan, April 2002

This lecture reviews the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD) in light of the contemporary objective context and subjective definition of development. It explores some issues concerning the comparative advantage of NEPAD and suggests that its real value as a strategic initiative should be sought in its potential as a facilitation mechanism on the one hand, and an agency of restraint on the other.

The next section provides an overview of the context of development today, drawing attention to its objective and subjective dimensions. The third section undertakes a review of NEPAD and raises some questions concerning its institutional context, substantive thrust and methodological approach. The fourth section attempts to determine the comparative advantage of NEPAD and suggests a possible agenda. The paper ends with some concluding comments in Section 5.

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