oa Journal of Development Perspectives - The management and control of the new partnership for Africa s development (NEPAD)
|Article Title||The management and control of the new partnership for Africa s development (NEPAD)|
|© Publisher:||Economic Society of South Africa|
|Journal||Journal of Development Perspectives|
|Affiliations||1 Professor of Economics, University of Johannesburg, Soweto Campus|
|Publication Date||Dec 2006|
|Pages||163 - 191|
|Keyword(s)||advantages and disadvantages, African Peer Review Mechanism, African Union, development policy, entrepreneurship, HIV/Aids, management and control, micro and small businesses, Millennium Africa Recovery Plan, NEPAD strategy, New Partnership for Africa Development, Omega Plan, Organisation of African Unity and socio-economic upliftment|
This paper investigates the effectiveness of the management and control of the NEPAD strategy. Mere cooperation has been replaced by mutually binding commitments or partnerships. This and the global agenda are used to establish a mutually beneficial partnership with the developed world to identify a niche and to achieve its aims. This article concludes that the disadvantages of NEPAD outweigh the advantages. The SMME example shows that the NEPAD policy is too general to address specific problems. Africa faces capacity constraints in many fields and no real effort has been made to prioritise the challenges. It is also not clear what NEPAD can do independently of the AU.
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