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International Journal of Political Science and Development

Vol. 3(6), pp. 259267, June, 2015.  

DOI: 10.14662/IJPSD2015.035

ISSN: 2360-784X



Research Paper



Good Governance for the Development of Africa


Shimelis Kassa


Lecturer at Department of Civics and Ethical Studies, Arbaminch University, Ethiopia.

E-mail: shimelsamu@yahoo.com


Accepted 20 June 2015



The relationship between good governance and development is one of the most important areas of research in international development. Despite contention and polarization among researchers on the linkage between good governance and development, much of the previous literature has focused on how better governance leads to higher levels of development. The objective of this study is to examine the relationship between good governance and development with a specific focus on Africa and impediments of good governance in the continent. To this end qualitative research methodology was employed. The data has been collected from secondary sources. From the study it has been revealed that good governance is critical for sustainable economic growth. The study further demonstrates how countries with better governance profiles tend to attract higher levels of foreign direct investment and faster economic growth rates, control corruption more than others. This is because in countries with good governance, governments put their political, administrative, and financial office in a better order and thus, developing nations need; to identify their governance problems and improve their governance structure more generally on a sustainable basis so as to achieve development.

Key Words: Africa; Sustainable Development; Good Governance, Economic growth.


Cite This Article As: Kassa S (2015). Good Governance for The Development of Africa. Inter. J. Polit. Sci. Develop. 3(6): 259-267






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