In Search of Sustainable Democratic Governance for Africa: does democracy work for developing countries?

"The 2007 symposium built upon the fascinating policy debates that participants started during the inaugural symposium. The main purpose was to deepen the debate and to tease out relevant policy interventions. They focused on how best democratic governance can be sustained in Africa. Three broad conceptual and policy questions were posed namely:can Africa achieve sustainable democratic governance? Does democracy work for developing countries in general and for Africa in particular? Does democracy necessarily facilitate the eradication of poverty in the SADC region?"