The Impact of the Asian Drivers on Governance in Africa

This paper starts by defining the concept of governance and human security, then goes on to highlight the weaknesses of African states, which perhaps militate against the optimum application of processes, aggregation of interests, operation of institutions and the bureaucracy and the related policy outcomes, and then goes on to set out the role of governance on the vectors as identified in the overarching framework of the programme ‘Asian Drivers’ by the Institute for Development Studies at Sussex University. It then identifies a number of actors, which it would be necessary to examine in assessing the impact on their policy -making as a result of the emergence of the Asian Drivers. Fin ally, the paper briefly identifies criteria for selecting country case studies.