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Students in front of computers at the Mahonda Hub School in Zanzibar. Photo: Loy Nabeta

Realizing a Brighter Future for a Young, Energized, and Connected Africa: The Africa Human Capital Heads of State Summit brought together 18 Heads of State, Heads of Governments, and Ministers—representing 43 countries. Read about their commitment to supercharge Africa’s economic growth by making more and better investments in their young people.

The Human Development Practice Group supports countries to protect and invest in their people, enabling them to reach their full potential and enjoy a good quality of life. Investments in human development – education, health, social protection and jobs, and gender equality – are intrinsically important for individual well-being. They are also instrumental for building human capital, which underpins productivity and economic growth.

With the right human development policies, financing, systems, and high-quality services in place – people, countries, and the planet flourish. It’s time to invest in a better future. — Learn more

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