Empowerment and Economic Development in Africa

ab 40,90 

Karl Wohlmuth, Achim Gutowski, Elke Grawert, Markus Wauschkuhn (Eds.)

ISBN 978-3-8258-4330-0
Band-Nr. 7
Jahr 1999
Seiten 760
Bindung broschiert
Reihe African Development Perspectives Yearbook

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This seventh volume of the African Development
Perspectives Yearbook on „Empowerment and Economic
Development in Africa“ goes in content beyond Volume 6
in presenting strategies of empowerment and programmes of
assistance towards those groups that are important at local
and national levels to strengthen governance systems and to
make them more responsive to the civil society. The
empowerment of selected groups, associations and small
industry sectors is therefore an important subject regarding
the sustainable development of African countries. It is
important to notice that there is an increasing awareness
about the topic at international levels and regional levels
in Africa. The sustainable social and economic development
and empowerment of groups and actors in society and economy
is considered to be an increasingly important objective in
the context of state reconstruction and peace-building
efforts in Africa.

The sixth volume of the African Development
Perspectives Yearbook on „Good Governance and
Economic Development in Africa“ is discussing the fact
that Good Governance has become an important subject in
African development studies, development policies as well as
in development cooperation. The main issue refers to the
quality and forms of relations between African governments,
the private sectors and the civil society in order to
increase the level of economic development in Africa. Major
concepts and strategies to enhance Good Governance in
Africa are presented, evaluated and analysed; a new strategy
to strengthen Good Governance systems at the national and
local levels in Africa is outlined.

The two volumes on „Good Governance and Economic
Development“ and „Empowerment and Economic
Development“ do not only present facts, trends and
analyses, but also build the foundation for a comprehensive
strategy of government reforms and empowerment in African
countries. Therefore, the two books are of use for all those
working for Africa’s development at the country, the
sectoral and the project level. Development practitioners,
government officials, business executives, and development
researchers as well as media people will experience the two
volumes as indispensable sources of references and