Economic development is one of the key issues that has confronted Africa since the beginning of independence, more than a quarter-century ago. The countries of Africa have not only recognised the need for international assistance, but also the need for self-help along with various collective efforts in tackling the problems of development. The principal concern of Economic Development in Africa is with the contributions of the international environment to the development process in Africa. It considers efforts conceived within bilateral, multilateral and regional frameworks, acting as an introduction to the economic and political dimensions of these approaches. This specially commissioned collection brings together a number of scholars working in the field of International Relations with specialist interest in Africa.