Case | HBS Case Collection | September 2003 (Revised May 2004)

New Partnership for Africa's Development, The

by Laura Alfaro, Debora L. Spar and Cate Reavis


In a world context of international institutions such as the World Trade Organization and the International Monetary Fund and their interaction with developing countries, this case looks at an African development initiative to address its own problems: The New Economic Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD). With an emphasis on democracy and governance, NEPAD's primary objective is to eradicate poverty in Africa and bring long-term and sustainable political, economic, and social change to the region. Examines in depth this initiative "by Africans for Africans" and how it is likely to evolve.

Keywords: Development Economics; Developing Countries and Economies; International Finance; Investment; Poverty; Africa;


Alfaro, Laura, Debora L. Spar, and Cate Reavis. "New Partnership for Africa's Development, The." Harvard Business School Case 704-006, September 2003. (Revised May 2004.)