Drawing Lessons for African Integration from Accelerated Development in China

by Clayton H. Vhumbunu
The objective of this research is to study the main vectors of China’s accelerated development including economic, governmental and cultural, the rapid development of education and infrastructure, technology development and agricultural reform, and models of poverty eradication to draw ideas for the acceleration of development in Africa, not a comprehensive research on each subject area, but a holistic overview from which applicable lessons can be drawn. The current African model of development is the integration of many fragmented post-colonial polities into larger groupings, initially for purposes of economy of scale for trade, investment, infrastructure, development, etc. However, development in China is coordinated while African development is fragmented.