"HOW TO STRENGTHEN THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE STATE IN AFRICA ?"
Yamoussoukro, 16, 17 and 18 november 2012
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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