Podcast: Can we still be positive about the economic outlook in Africa?

News from CDC
14 February 2017

A decade or so of 'Africa rising' - a period of high growth for the majority of the largest economies on the continent - has given way to a more nuanced picture. A recent study from the McKinsey Global Institute finds that some countries in Africa have continued to grow, while others have experienced a slowdown.

In this podcast we look at this McKinsey report - called Lions on the Move II (click the link to view) - and ask whether we can still be positive about the overall economic outlook in Africa, whether there is potential for further growth, and how investors can support businesses on the continent.

First, we hear from Tenbite Ermias, a partner at McKinsey, before discussing what the findings mean with CDC's Dalia Aga-Shaw.

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