On 22 April 2016, the UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) will collaborate on a policy seminar to launch the new open access book “Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa“.
The book is a result of UNU-WIDER’s project on Reconciling Africa’s Growth, Poverty and Inequality Trends. While the economic growth renaissance in sub-Saharan Africa is widely recognised, much less is known about progress in living conditions. The book comprehensively evaluates trends in living conditions in 16 major sub-Saharan African countries, corresponding to nearly 75% of the total population.
The book’s main findings will be presented by UNU-WIDER Director Finn Tarp and Professor Andy McKay. For more information on the event, including a full programme, visit the UNU-WIDER website.
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency