n African Security Review - Exclusion or integration? : poor performers in Sub-Saharan Africa : feature

Volume 13, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1024-6029
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World political events since 9/11 have refocused attention in the development, foreign and security policy spheres on 'poor performing' countries, owing to the possible threat that some countries pose to the international community. These countries, referred to by the World Bank as low-income countries under stress (LICUS), are both countries that lack a certain minimum of effective governmental authority and countries that have sufficient effective governmental authority but fail to use it for purposes of development. There is a pronounced global interest in integrating poor performers into the world community and its structures. The stress here is on using development co-operation and to identify meaningful points of departure for co-operation with poor performers.

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