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As Africa’s Grows, Poverty Must Be Reduced

As Africa’s Grows, Poverty Must Be Reduced

Africa’s booming economic growth fuelled by a rigorous focus on government and citizen accountability will boost poverty reduction and promote shared prosperity, according to the World Bank’s latest Africa’s Pulse, the twice-yearly analysis of the economic trends and latest data […]

 
 

Africa is Becoming the New Asia: Understanding Internal Factors

Africa is Becoming the New Asia: Understanding Internal Factors

China and India get all the headlines for their economic prowess, but there’s another global growth story that is easily overlooked: Africa. In 2007 and 2008, southern Africa, the Great Lakes region of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, and even the […]

 
 

Fix African Agriculture First, To End Poverty Worldwide

Fix African Agriculture First, To End Poverty Worldwide

John McArthur of the famous Brookings Institution notes that the public chorus to eliminate extreme poverty by 2030 now includes U.S. President Barack Obama, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and Bono. The backdrop is extremely promising since the developing […]

 
 

Kenya: A Hand Up Not A Hand Out

Kenya: A Hand Up Not A Hand Out

You sometimes wonder if the average person is benefiting when the economy is doing well? Aren’t the poor left behind, even in the most rapidly growing economies? Concerns around rising inequality exist in many countries, rich and poor, East and […]