The international poverty line pushed by the World Bank underestimates the extent of global poverty – and must be rejected.
Manufacturing in Africa is six times more productive than agriculture. The growth in services on the continent has contributed to no or slow growth in overall per capita income.
Madagascar, Malawi and Zimbabwe are expected to see the largest increase. By 2040, 45% of the region’s extreme poor (over 58 million people) are expected to live in Malawi and Madagascar.
It’s governance stupid! Improvement in governance in sub-Saharan Africa would lift more people out of poverty than either providing universal access to improved sanitation or eliminating communicable diseases