Ken Opalo is more optimistic about Africa (from my email)

Just a quick note that the story isn’t a straightforward “lost decade.”

Human development indicators (health, education, housing) are up. Lots of infrastructure is being built all over the place. The real challenges behind the growth slowdown are:

1) productivity increases have stalled since about 2014 (and was higher than India’s for a while
2) delayed fertility transition continues to depress the per capita income measure.

More on this here:





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