The succession trap: High growth Africa and the pitfalls of leadership change

Abstract

Since the succession issue is raising its head in several of today’s ‘lion’ economies, including Angola, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Uganda, this policy brief examines comparative evidence from two regions, sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, to answer the question: ‘Under what conditions does high economic growth survive leadership succession?’

Citation

Kelsall, T. The succession trap: High growth Africa and the pitfalls of leadership change. Developmental Regimes in Africa (DRA), Overseas Development Institute, London, UK (2013) 4 pp. [DRA Policy Brief 3]

The succession trap: High growth Africa and the pitfalls of leadership change

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