Realizing Africa's Wealth -
Building Inclusive Businesses for Shared Prosperity
Sub-Saharan Africa has become one of the world’s fastest growing regions but despite this progress, there has been limited impact on the region’s poverty reduction. A new report by the United Nations Development Programme, titled “Realizing Africa’s Wealth – Building Inclusive Businesses for Shared Prosperity,” takes a detailed look at the approaches and conditions required to bring economic growth closer to low-income communities, focusing on how businesses can include them as consumers and entrepreneurs.
With 170 in-depth case studies and a database of 600 institutions, the new report paints a broad picture of the state of inclusive business in Africa, examining a wide spectrum of sectors from banking to agribusiness. By working together to increase information and the incentives and investments required to make businesses more inclusive, policy-makers, business owners and development practitioners in Africa will be in a position to make dramatic advances across the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), argues the report.
Find below full versions of selected case studies