Economic growth across African countries is under half that of the South Asian economies, while Africa has double the portion of unemployed. If the continent is to achieve decent work for all, it needs more formal firms creating quality jobs for the millions of people entering the labour market every year.
New research from the Africa Programme at Chatham House (available from 8 September) looks at how to grow larger businesses in sub-Saharan Africa that can create the jobs the continent needs. In this podcast, Alex Vines from the Africa Programme, Alex MacGillivray from CDC, and Chibamba Lopa from impact investor Grofin discuss why the work's important and what impact it'll have.
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CDC Group plc is the UK’s development finance institution. Wholly owned by the UK Government, it invests in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia with the aim of supporting economic development to create jobs. CDC takes a flexible approach and provides capital in all its forms, including equity, debt, mezzanine and guarantees, to meet businesses’ needs and achieve development impact. CDC has net assets of £4.8bn.