Economic growth in Africa

BBC World Service

Professor Mthuli Ncube discusses how we could lift the world’s poorest people out of poverty by 2030. He says that if growth is maintained at current levels, Africa could reduce the proportion of people in poverty from 40% to 27%. The best case scenario, he says, is 10% by 2030. The elimination of poverty will not come until 2060, he predicts, explaining that Africa is not moving into broad-based manufacturing, which creates good jobs that reduce poverty. However, he says such a move depends on good government.