The role of Local Economic Development Agencies in South Africa’s developmental state ambitions

  • Isaac Khambule
  • Local Economy The Journal of the Local Economy Policy Unit, April 2018, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.1177/0269094218766459

The role of local economic development agencies in South Africa's developmental state ambitions.

What is it about?

utilises the developmental state theory to examine the role of Local Economic Development Agencies in South Africa’s aspirations of becoming a capable developmental state.

Why is it important?

The work is important because it shows that the subnational level has an important tole to play in South Africa's developmental state ambitions. While developmental states are underpinned by the central role of the state in economic development, this articles demonstrates the role of the local developmental state in economic development.

Perspectives

Isaac Khambule
Human Sciences Research Council

I hope this article contributes to the greater understanding of LEDAs and to strengthening the capacity of local governments to deliver social and economic services to the majority of the people mired in poverty, unemployment and inequality.

Read Publication

http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0269094218766459

The following have contributed to this page: Isaac Khambule