Governance and poverty reduction in Africa.

  • Goran Hyden
  • Published 2007 in
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…


A careful review of the literature in political science and neighboring social science disciplines shows that prevailing assumptions in the international development policy community about improved governance as a principal mechanism to reduce poverty in Africa rests more on faith than science. Conventional policy models for tackling poverty fail to take… (More)


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@article{Hyden2007GovernanceAP, title={Governance and poverty reduction in Africa.}, author={Goran Hyden}, journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America}, year={2007}, volume={104 43}, pages={16751-6} }