Comparisons between Southeast Asia and Africa highlight the continuing failure of African leaders to adopt a ‘three-legged' policy approach critical to success in Asia:
Developmental Regimes in Africa aims to address a set of unresolved issues concerning the likely instruments, sustainability and origins of developmental regimes in Africa, and the changes in the global environment that would be more supportive of such regimes.
DRA builds on the evidence-base of Tracking Development's four cross-regional paired comparisons:
and draws on APPP's comparative studies of investment climates and public goods provision under different African regimes, extending the scope of the project to, among other countries, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Mali, Niger, Rwanda and Senegal.
The new research, to be carried out during 2012 and 2013 under DRA's four research streams, aims to address four key issues: