n Journal of Public Administration - NEPAD leadership : a comparative analysis of roles by Nigeria and South Africa

Volume 43, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0036-0767



The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) is a concerted effort by Africa's political leaders to develop a comprehensive and integrated strategic policy framework aimed at raising the current levels of socioeconomic development and reduces the high levels of poverty across Africa. The article examines the need for establishing the NEPAD and further investigates the level of leadership challenges facing the initiative. The article also explored some strategies that could assist in the implementation of the NEPAD's world acclaimed poverty eradication initiatives. It provides possible benchmarks that will assist the NEPAD implementation process to conform to acceptable codes and standards. However, the Comparative Leadership and Governance challenges faced by the Nigerian and South African governments are examined to identify relevant leadership qualities of the two countries. In conclusion, the article identifies progress made with the NEPAD initiative as a result of the leadership roles of Nigeria and South Africa. It encourages a continued collaboration between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Republic of South Africa with the aim of achieving a more focused and result-oriented NEPAD initiative which could secure sustainable socio-economic development in Africa now and in the future.

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