Africa and its stakeholders have good reasons to be optimistic, including accelerated economic growth and a promising continent-wide free trade agreement. However, the continent faces grave challenges, including an impending debt crisis and worsening fragility and poverty due to climate change. This Brookings Institution report based on multiple contributors offers diverse insights into what African nations are doing to seize opportunities and mitigate social and economic disasters.
About the Authors
Brahima S. Coulibaly is director of the Africa Growth Initiative at the Brookings Institution, where Joshua Miller is acting assistant director. A host of writers, including Sudanese-British billionaire businessman Mo Ibrahim and World Bank president Jim Yong Kim, contributed to this publication.