The African Union Development Agenda 2063: Can Africa Get It Right? / A Agenda para o Desenvolvimento da União Africana 2063: A África pode acertar?

Authors

  • Henry U Ufomba Brazilian Journals Publicações de Periódicos, São José dos Pinhais, Paraná

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.34117/bjdv6n8-627

Keywords:

African Union, Economic Growth, Sustainable Development, Agenda 2063, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Abstract

Despite its huge human and natural resources Africa remains arguably the least developed continent in the world and contributes enormously to the statistics of those living below the global poverty line. To address this issue there is an attempt by African governments to take a combined holistic approach that is aimed at stimulating economic growth and development using a blueprint known as Agenda 2063 (African Union Plan for African Development by the Year 2063). However, despite the plausibility of this framework there exist a high level of scepticism among some scholars and policy analyst that like previous developmental strategies and plans African states might be incapable of implementing the Agenda 2063 development blueprint due to existing weak government institutions, lack of political will and social capital, inadequate funding, corruption among others. This paper took a divergent view- its empirical analysis suggest that the Agenda 2063 blueprint is robust enough to achieve sustainable development, and  African governments have the needed sociopolitical and institutional frameworks to implement the blueprint to a positive conclusion.

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2020-08-27

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Ufomba, H. U. (2020). The African Union Development Agenda 2063: Can Africa Get It Right? / A Agenda para o Desenvolvimento da União Africana 2063: A África pode acertar?. Brazilian Journal of Development, 6(8), 62626–62648. https://doi.org/10.34117/bjdv6n8-627

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