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Sustainable Development and Human Security in Africa

Governance as the Missing Link, 1st Edition

Edited by Louis A. Picard, Terry F. Buss, Taylor B. Seybolt, Macrina C. Lelei


358 pages

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Many new development initiatives have been introduced in Africa over the past few decades. Each of these has been heralded as marking a new era in the continent�s development. However, many of these initiatives have failed to produce sustained results due to numerous challenges, including, most importantly, the lack of good governance. The Africa P

Table of Contents

Overview. Achieving Sustainable Development in Africa: A Governance Perspective. Foreign Aid Goals and Practices. Human Development and the Millennium Development Goals: Donors, Aid, and Sustainability. Aid, Institutions, and Human Development. Millennium Development Goals and Poverty Reduction Strategies. How U.S. Africa Command Conducts Assessments. Why Population Dynamics Matter for Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Africa. Building Local Capacity and Creating Awareness in Conserving the Mau Forest and Water Resources. Toward Environmental Sustainability: The Case of the Torgorme Irrigation Project in Ghana. Identity and Governance. Sub-Nationalist Movements in Africa: Implications for Governance and Sustainable Development. Identity Politics, Governance, and Development in Africa. Religious Movements, Governance, and Development in Africa. Governance and Development. Determinants of Subjective Well-Being in Ghana: An Exploratory Micro-Level Study. Developing Hearts and Land: A Case Study of Reconciliation, Governance, and Development in Rwanda. Violence, Development, and Democracy in South Africa. Evaluating Governance Programs: Donors and Political Parties in Morocco. Fiscal Responsibility, Sustainability, and Governance: Local Government Financing in South Africa. Conclusion. Governance and Development in Africa.

About the Editors

Dr. Louis A. Picard is professor and director of the Ford Institute for Human Security, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also the former director of the International Development Division of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA). He served as president of Public Administration Service from 2002 through 2005. His research and consulting specializations include international development, governance, development management, local government, civil society, and human resource development. His primary area of interest is Africa. Dr. Picard has served as a United Nations Development Programme and World Bank advisor and worked in more than 46 countries, 38 of which are in Africa and the Middle East. Dr. Picard has carried out research on regional and district governance in South Africa, Tanzania, and Botswana as well as research on U.S. foreign aid, security, and diplomacy.

Dr. Terry F. Buss, is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. Buss was past executive director and distinguished professor of public policy at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), in Adelaide, Australia, from 2008 through 2014. Buss earned his doctorate in political science and mathematics at Ohio State University. Over the past 30 years, Buss has built his career in both academe and government. Before coming to CMU, he directed the program in International, Security and Defense Studies at the National Academy of Public Administration for five years. From 2000 through 2003, Buss served as dean of the School of Policy and Management at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami. In 2000, Buss worked as a senior policy advisor at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, DC.

Dr. Taylor B. Seybolt is associate professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. From 2002 to 2008

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