Month: Mar 2013

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50 years of Development Planning in Africa – lessons and challenges

Development planning has a long and chequered history in Africa, and the continent’s development trajectory has been influenced by various approaches to development planning since the early stages of independence. The first phase of development planning in Africa spanned the 1960s and was characterized by centralized planning with three to five year planning phases. During …

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Large scale commodity-based industrialization in Africa is imperative, possible and beneficial

African countries are growing but have not been able to fulfil their industrial potential. This is due to a number of internal, external and historical reasons but mainly because of failure of policies, often imposed on Africa. Of particular note are the legacies of Africa’s colonialism which left institutions and infrastructure designed to enhance extraction …

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