"HOW TO STRENGTHEN THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE STATE IN AFRICA ?"
Yamoussoukro, 16, 17 and 18 november 2012
The general observation by the conference regarding the quality of the relationship between the African State and its Citizens was particularly harsh and non-complacent - although significant variations appeared amongst countries - evaluation revolved around three main issues:
- The Government is not responsive to its citizens
- The State is generally inefficient and even counter-productive
- The State is not impartial, in a society where corruption is increasingly taking hold