Governance: the new challenge for the African renaissance

Stefan Schepers (European Institute of Public Administration, Brussels, Belgium)

Journal of Management Development

ISSN: 0262-1711

Publication date: 20 September 2011



The purpose of this paper is to examine economic growth in Africa. It is generally recognised that governance in African countries is not effective enough to deal with economic challenges. Given the ongoing economic growth, it is important that proper reforms are made in order to stabilise economic performance and allow for further economic diversification and social progress.


This article aims to scan the issue in view of further research.


The economic growth in Africa should lead equally to governance modernisation.


The article is based on political and economic writings and on practical experience in the public and private sectors.



Schepers, S. (2011), "Governance: the new challenge for the African renaissance", Journal of Management Development, Vol. 30 No. 9, pp. 927-934.

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