Homegrown Development in Africa : Reality or illusion?, Hardback Book


Internationally driven development programmes have not been entirely successful in transforming the economic status of African countries.

Since the late 1990s many African countries have started to take initiatives to develop an integrated framework that tackles poverty and promotes socio-economic development in their respective countries.

This book provides a critical evaluation of `homegrown' development initiatives in Africa, set up as alternatives to externally sponsored development.

Focusing specifically on Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya, the book takes a qualitative and comparative approach to offer the first ever in-depth analysis of indigenous development programmes.

It examines:How far African states have moved towards more homegrown development strategies. The effects of the shift towards African homegrown socio-economic development strategies and the conditions needed to enhance their success and sustainability.

This book will be of interest to students and scholars of development studies, international politics, political economy, public policy and African politics, sociology and economics.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 190 pages, 3 Line drawings, black and white; 1 Tables, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Development studies
  • ISBN: 9780415525749



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