The “Africa rising” story of the past decade, fueled by 5 percent average annual growth, is in danger of faltering, due to the impact of global uncertainty, depressed commodity prices, and weakly performing economies like China. Don’t be lulled by the IMF’s 2016 forecast: yes 4 percent growth will outperform global expectations, but continued commodity price volatility and global uncertainty are giving rise to a fresh bout of Afro-pessimism. To change the narrative, and — more importantly — the reality it describes, African policymakers must urgently answer these six questions.
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Six Questions African Policymakers Must Answer Now0.32 MB