This book is written to examine the applicability of Singapore’s development strategies to contemporary developing countries in Africa. At independence, Singapore experienced similar challenges as those still experienced by African countries.
However, Singapore survived hash internal conditions and pessimism from the International community by virtue of the adoption of pragmatic strategies to address problems unique to the island city-state. Singapore’s experience points out that it is not the abundance of resources but the efficiency with which even the little is managed that determines success.
The book reveals that in the case of Africa, developmental ideas are abundant, but it is commitment and pragmatism (on the part of both government and people) that is lacking.
This book, therefore, stands the chance of being a reference point for many years.