11
Oct
2012
Publications Policy Papers
Shantayana DEVARAJAN, Wolfgang FENGLER

Is Africa's Recent Economic Growth Sustainable? Notes de l'Ifri, October 2012

Hardly a week goes by without an African investors’ conference or growth summit. 

Is Africa's Recent Economic Growth Sustainable?

Portuguese people are looking for jobs in Angola. Silicon Valley companies are arriving in Kenya to learn about Africa’s ICT revolution. The reason behind these tendencies is that Africa’s growth, since the turn of the century, has been robust, broad-based and is making important contributions to poverty reduction. If the current trend continues, most African countries will have reached middle-income status by 2020 and, by 2025, only about 13 countries will remain traditional aid recipients, most of them fragile states.

 

Is Africa's Recent Economic Growth Sustainable?
Keywords
economic growth Governance Africa
ISBN / ISSN: 
978-2-36567-080-7