oa Africa Insight - Black Africa in search of an appropriate development strategy

Volume 11, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-2804



Dr G M E Leistner, Director of the Africa Institute, analyses the root causes of the development crisis facing black Africa after two decades of independence. More specifically, he first discusses prevailing attempts to understand the reasons for Africa's backwardness; secondly he sketches the principal policy approaches based on these attempts at understanding; and lastly he deals with the comprehension of the ""human factor"" that is emerging as the core issue of development theory and policy.

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