Poverty in Africa has been rising for the last quarter-century while it has been falling in
the rest of the developing world. Africa’s distinctive problem is that its economies have
not been growing. The paper attempts to synthesize a range of recent research to account
for this failure of the growth process. It argues that the reasons lie not in African
peculiarities but rather in geographic features which globally cause problems but which
are disproportionately pronounced in Africa. These features interact to create three
distinct challenges that are likely to require international interventions beyond the
conventional reliance upon aid.

Read the paper: Poverty Reduction in Africa by Paul Collier,

Centre for the Study of African Economies, Department of Economics, University of Oxford
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