This book examines postcolonial strategies for economic development in Africa from the 1960s to the present day.
1. Innovation in African economic development strategy: literature review and conceptual clarification;
2. Theoretical and methodological framework: ideas, interests, institutions, time, and the role of international, regional, and national actors in economic development strategy;
3. Time, historical context, and innovation in African development strategies;
4. Ideas, values, paradigms and policy innovations in Africa;
5. Interests, strategies, and policy innovation in Africa;
6. How do international, regional, and national actors affect innovation in African development strategies?
Landry Signe is a Distinguished Fellow at Stanford University's Center for African Studies, founding Chairman of the award-winning Global Network for Africa's Prosperity, David M. Rubenstein Fellow in the Global Economy and Development Program at the Brookings Institution, Professor of Political Science and Senior Adviser to the Chancellor and Provost on International Affairs at the University of Alaska Anchorage, Special Adviser to global leaders, and Board Member of numerous institutions. He is the author of numerous key publications in the political economy of development with a focus on Africa and has a special interest in the politics of economic reform, institutional change, emerging and frontier markets, global political economy, post-conflict reconstruction, political regimes, state capacity, public service delivery, and governance. He is the recipient of more than sixty prestigious awards and distinctions from four continents, and has been honored as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, Desmond Tutu Fellow, and Andrew Carnegie Fellow, and was listed as one of the 'Top Ten Outstanding Young Persons in the World.' His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Harvard International Review, among other media.