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What the Commission for Africa said about: Growth and Poverty Reduction

“Africa is poor, ultimately, because its economy has not grown” argued the Commission for Africa. Going for Growth and Poverty Reduction, the fourth chapter of the Commission’s report, focused on how Africa can increase and sustain a higher economic growth rate and use this to reduce poverty.

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Africa Rising

Paul Vallely, one of the co-authors of the original Commission for Africa report, has written an article on the changing face of Africa to mark the start of the football World Cup in South Africa today.

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Time for perceptions to change too

With less than a week to go until the World Cup, all eyes are turning to Africa. A key message emerging from all the coverage is that perceptions need to catch up with the reality of a continent that is changing fast.

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A changed Africa still needs our help to grow

By Nicholas Stern Five years ago, the Commission for Africa argued that supporting the continent’s quest for growth and development was not only a moral imperative but also enlightened self-interest. As the finance ministers of the Group of 20 leading nations meet this week, we need to recognise that the futures of the rich world [...]

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