World Data Lab Experts Discuss Poverty Trends In Africa

Brookings Institution’s “Future Development”: Poverty in Africa is now falling — but not fast enough
Kristofer Hamel, chief operating officer; Baldwin Tong, research analyst; and Martin Hofer, research analyst, all at World Data Lab, discuss poverty trends in Africa, highlighting progress and challenges to ending poverty on the continent. The authors write, “As the global poverty narrative shifts towards Africa, … it seems clear that ending extreme poverty by 2030 seems almost impossible at this point. However, it is important to note that the continent has turned the corner and poverty levels could come down substantially over the next decade” (3/28).