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VideoAugust 8, 2023

Human Capital-Led Economic Growth in Africa: A Focus on Learning and Skills

This video highlights the fact that even though Sub-Saharan Africa countries have grown economically over the last 30 years, this has not been enough to translate into rapid per capita income growth. Sub-Saharan Africa is still the poorest region and lags behind other regions in key human capital indicators such as learning, out of school children, stunting, proportion of youth with appropriate skills, and adult survival rates. We know that smart investments in human capital, through education, health, and social programs, are the accelerators of economic growth. The Africa region has the fastest growing working age population in the world, with a growing youthful population where a quarter of the world’s population will be African by 2025. Smart investments in Africa will put people first!