Recurring Challenges as Main Constraints to AU/NEPAD Projects

Recurring Challenges as Main Constraints to AU/NEPAD Projects

Author: 
Ilorah, Richard
Publisher: 
Taylor & Francis Group
Date published: 
2014
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Journal Title: 
Journal of African Business
Source: 
Journal of African Business, Vol 15, No. 3, September-December 2014, pp. 156-168
Abstract: 

Executing regional projects successfully remains a challenge for African organizations. The Organisation of African Unity (OAU) had poor results. Presently, the African Union/New Partnership for Africa's Development is struggling. Its projects are mainly a recycle of OAU's abandoned projects. The author groups these projects under political, sociotechnological, and economic initiatives, all of which are very important; successful execution remains the problem. Adopting social capital theory as a tool, he examines critically challenges that hamper projects in Africa. The author emphasizes poor regional leadership, poor finances, dysfunctional institutions, and dependence syndrome, all antiproject scenarios. Stern measures are recommended to stem the present trend.

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CITATION: Ilorah, Richard. Recurring Challenges as Main Constraints to AU/NEPAD Projects . : Taylor & Francis Group , 2014. Journal of African Business, Vol 15, No. 3, September-December 2014, pp. 156-168 - Available at: http://library.au.int/recurring-challenges-main-constraints-aunepad-projects-2