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Redeeming Financial Pledges for Africa's Implementation of the NEPAD Initiative: An Appraisal

Edwin Ijeoma
Africa’s Public Service Delivery & Performance Review | Vol 1, No 1 | a23 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/apsdpr.v1i1.23 | © 2012 Edwin Ijeoma | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 22 November 2016 | Published: 01 June 2012

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Abstract

The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and challenges of its foreign technical and capital flow need to be appraised after many years of the establishment of the NEPAD initiative and the role out of its African development agenda. The NEPAD’s strategies for implementation of projects and programmes within the foreign technical and capital flow expectations were considered important in taking the initiative forward. NEPAD sought both technical and capital flow support from the international community especially the United Nations agencies and the G8 countries - the United States of America, Britain, Canada, Germany, France, Japan, Italy and Russian Federation and many other development partners. But the high expectations of accelerated implementation of the NEPAD projects and programmes based on the G8 promises dropped following the low pace of fulfilling those promises in spite the perceived acceptance of the NEPAD initiative by the international community. As an Africa’s own agenda towards fast-tracking development, little or no impact has been recorded within the foreign technical and capital flow component of the NEPAD initiative. In the NEPAD 2012 business plan, it was also eluded that redemption of these pledged remains a huge challenge for the organization hence the need for this appraisal.

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NEPAD; African Union; Foreign Aids; Foreign Debts; Africa’s Development

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