ERIC Number: EJ1017558
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov-10
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Competent Governance for Sustainable Development in Africa: A Philosophical Reflection
Kadenyi, Misia; George, Kegode; Marcella, Mwaka; Kyalo, Wambua B.
Educational Research and Reviews, v8 n21 p1955-1960 Nov 2013
Africa has been known to be the bedrock of numerous natural resources. However, it seems to be the home of the poorest of the poor in the world. Much of the situation is pathetically characterized by hunger, extreme poverty, corruption, and insecurity. All of these offer the greatest compromise to any hope of change. Aware of this scenario, this paper delves into the issue of governance as one of the crucial factors in the search for a positive change and sustainable development in Africa. It employs a conceptual approach in its critical inquiry into these issues. With illustrative examples, practical reflections are made on the essential elements of governance and how they are co-related to development. Finally, conclusions and recommendations are drawn on two grounds. First, there is need to re-examine Africa's internal structures and systems. Nevertheless, there should also be openness to point out and radically depart from detrimental structures. Secondly, in addressing the question of governance for sustainable development, Africa must be vigilant in distinguishing between destructive and constructive external influences in her policy formulation and implementation.
Descriptors: Governance, Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries, Poverty, Hunger, Public Policy, Change Agents, Democracy
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Identifiers - Location: Africa
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