Starting with People: A human economy approach to inclusive growth in Africa
High levels of inequality across Africa have prevented much of the benefits of recent growth from reaching the continent’s poorest people. To combat inequality in Africa, political and business leaders have to shape a profoundly different type of economy.
It must start with the needs of Africa’s women and young people for good quality sustainable jobs, rather than the needs of the richest and of foreign investors. Leaders must use economic policy, taxation policy and social spending to build a human economy for Africa.
Oxfam, Africa, human rights, Corporate taxation, Economic growth, Extractives, Gender inequality, governance, Healthcare, Livelihoods, Smallholder agriculture, Unpaid care, Violence against women and girls, Human economy, World Economic Forum on Africa, Ethiopia, Ghana