The African Development Perspectives Yearbook fills a gap in the literature on Africa's development problems. Experts from African institutions and regional organisations, from international organisations, from universities and research institutions, from governmental and non-governmental organisations, and from the donor community analyse issues and report on problems and solutions, on new policies, programmes, projections and visions, and on new and ongoing projects in and for Africa. Various levels of action that are relevant for Africa's development are considered in this Yearbook - the international community in its relation to Africa, interregional and national issues of Africa's development, but also local projects and local development achievements are documented.
Africa's development perspectives are therefore analysed and commented from the global to the local space, by presenting analytical surveys and policy statements, declarations and programmes of international, regional, national and voluntary organisations. It is also the purpose of the African Development Perspectives Yearbook to establish a news-and-information network, a forum for international communication on Africa's development perspectives.
This volume X of the African Development Perspectives Yearbook on "PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SECTORS - TOWARDS A BALANCE" presents analyses, policy-oriented papers, development projections, and proposals for reforms with regard to the role of public and private sectors in Africa. The balance between private and public sector development in Africa is challenging due to a rapidly changing international environment in the era of globalisation. This Volume X of the Yearbook discusses the role of the private sector, the functions of the private sector institutions, the state of the privatisation programmes, and the importance of a strengthening of public policies, public infrastructures and public institutions in Africa.