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Africa Forum 2015 – High-level international conference in Berlin: leaders call for renewed momentum

Published on September 11, 2015

Since the turn of the millennium the African continent has seen unprecedented growth. Six of the ten fastest-growing economies worldwide are located in Africa. So far, African economies have proven resilient to the repercussions of the global financial crisis and declining commodity prices.

However, poverty and hunger rates remain stubbornly high, while progress in health and education is uneven. Huge inequalities persist between and within countries, and between women and men. In many areas, low productivity and investment as well as weak or non-existent infrastructure are holding back economic and development progress. The employment markets offer too few jobs outside the agricultural sector. Another challenge is climate change and its effect on agricultural productivity. Read more. Source | OECD