Reengineering Africa’s Development through Decentralisation and Structuring Development Projects


Emmanuel Innocents Edoun
University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa

Charles Mbohwa
BioEnergy and Environmental Technology Centre, Department of Quality and Operations Management, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa

Dikgang Motsepe
University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa

Series: African Political, Economic, and Security Issues
BISAC: POL053000

Reengineering Africa’s Development through Decentralisation and Structuring Development Projects is compiled to explain that Africa could be transformed if appropriate policies and actions are considered to foster socio-economic development. The authors believe that Africa is endowed with important natural resources that can indeed ignite socio-economic development. However, past and current studies have shown that the continent remains very poor and unable to compete with the world’s best. This book is a compilation of concepts previously generated by the authors to show the importance of decentralisation in supporting the implementation of structuring projects for Africa’s development. In their analysis, the authors are able to demonstrate through various chapters that Africa still has the potential to use its available resources to develop the continent.

The authors argue that Africa could develop through decentralisation and structuring development projects. The book is divided into ten major chapters. In their initial arguments, the authors were able to relate the Lagos Plan of Action (LPA) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), where African leaders have chosen the Programme of Infrastructure for the Development of Africa (PIDA) as their flagship programme that has replaced the NEPAD Medium to Long-term Strategic Framework (MLTSF). PIDA is considered in the hopes of transforming Africa’s infrastructure landscape in order to assist the continent in transforming its infrastructure landscape, as infrastructure remains the catalyst for solid urbanisation and socio-economic development. They argued that, to achieve the required results, the individual countries also need to look into their governance status, which should include a decentralisation policy. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Background and Overview on Africa’s Development

Chapter 2. Constructive Review of the Related Literature

Chapter 3. Conditions for Sustainable Urbanisation in Africa

Chapter 4. Financing for Africa’s Infrastructure Development

Chapter 5. Public Enterprises and Governance as Drivers for Economic Development in Africa

Chapter 6. Critical Analysis of Foreign Direct Investment and Illicit Financial Flow

Chapter 7. Decentralisation Policy Linked to Regional and International Trade

Chapter 8. Decentralisation and Development and the Impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Chapter 9. Structural Projects for Africa’s Development through Private Investment

Chapter 10. Africa’s Strategies for Its Next Generation


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