ERNEST ARYEETEY: African issues must be tackled in Africa itself to create workable solutions

28th Aug 2021

We may live in a digital world, but geography still matters.

There’s a simple formula at the heart of development in Africa, although up until now policymakers haven’t quite figured out the balance of the equation. They’re very much focused on the outcome — specified goals defining success — without paying heed to the principles necessary to bring it about. If Africa is to achieve the wellbeing gains associated with the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs), policies and investment need to strengthen the base upon which development is built. 

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