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Starting with People: A human economy approach to inclusive growth in Africa

Starting with People: A human economy approach to inclusive growth in Africa
28 pages

Authors
Wright, Katy

Publication date
02 May 2017

DOI
10.21201/2017.9644

ISBN
978-0-85598-964-4

Publisher
Oxfam

Type
Briefing paper

High levels of inequality across Africa have prevented much of the benefits of recent growth from reaching the continent’s poorest people. To combat inequality in Africa, political and business leaders have to shape a profoundly different type of economy. It must start with the needs of Africa’s women and young people for good quality sustainable jobs, rather than the needs of the richest and of foreign investors. Leaders must use economic policy, taxation policy and social spending to build a human economy for Africa.

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