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Growth, employment and poverty in Africa

Growth, employment and poverty in Africa

Africa’s recent economic performance has been quite impressive. However, strong economic growth has not always delivered corresponding benefits in terms of poverty reduction, partly because it has failed to generate sufficient productive employment.

ODI Research Report, February 2013

This paper by Pedro Martins compares the experiences of four fast-growing African countries—Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique and Tanzania—in order to shed some light on the different growth paths being pursued, as well as on the policy choices that might explain the gaps in key development outcomes.

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06.09.2016
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