Politics or Management? Institutional Responses to New Developmental Challenges in Africa
Economic recovery from the decline in the 1980s has been hampered by a series of additional challenges such as civil wars and the need for stabilization and reconstruction; the HIV/AIDS epidemic; recurrent food shortages; and immigration, which is often related to environmental deterioration. In the face of these problems development assistance has also changed in terms of types of aid, who gets it, and the instruments by which it is delivered. What are the consequences of these changes? What new strategic mix of politics and management will refocus energy and resources towards a new promise of development in African countries?