Africa Power and Politics

The APPP research consortium (2007-13) worked to identify ways of exercising power and doing politics that work for development.

Bringing together researchers in France, Ghana, Niger, Uganda, the UK and the USA, APPP questioned conventional ideas about what 'good governance' should mean in the context of sub-Saharan Africa.

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Download APPP's synthesis report

Order and recommend APPP publications from Zed Books:

Business, Politics and the State in Africa: Challenging the Orthodoxies on Growth and Transformation by Tim Kelsall

Governance for Development in Africa by Diana Cammack and David Booth

Governance for Development in Africa: Solving Collective Action Problems by David Booth and Diana Cammack

Initiating and sustaining Developmental Regimes in Africa

DRA LogoDevelopmental Regimes in Africa (DRA) (2012-15) explored the policies and governance conditions that are needed if Africa is to match the economic and social achievements of Southeast Asia.

DRA brought together Tracking Development, led by the African Studies Centre in Leiden, Netherlands; the University of Leiden’s leading specialists in Southeast Asian studies; and Africa Power and Politics, led by the Overseas Development Institute, London.

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Read the DRA Synthesis Report 


Read the DRA Synthesis Overview


Find out more about David Henley's new book, Asia-Africa Development Divergence: a question of intent  

The Africa Power and Politics Programme was a Research Programme Consortium funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and Irish Aid for the benefit of developing countries.
The views expressed on this website and in APPP's publications are those of the authors and should not be attributed to DFID or Irish Aid or any of APPP's member organisations.