Why International Development Projects Fail in Africa and What We Can Do Differently

Why International Development Projects Fail in Africa and What We Can Do Differently

Sub-Saharan Africa is a graveyard of numerous development projects.

While some of these projects failed structurally, others failed functionally. An example was a library stocked with English-language books in a community where no one spoke or understood the language. Or computer rooms filled with new computers that are securely locked with “no-entry” signs while teachers draw a Microsoft Word interface on blackboards.

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He holds a master’s degree in Globalisation, Business & Development from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex, UK. And Certificates in Social Epidemiology, Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership from Harvard School of Public Health, University of Maryland, Wagner College, respectively.

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Olusola Owonikoko

He holds a master’s degree in Globalisation, Business & Development from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex, UK. And Certificates in Social Epidemiology, Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership from Harvard School of Public Health, University of Maryland, Wagner College, respectively.

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