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Submitted by Raymond Jatta on
I wonder how growth indicators are a measure of welfare in Africa. Like someone said, of what importance is growth, when many more people are falling into poverty? Our economies have reported growth over the past three decades, but indicators such as poverty, unemployment, hunger continue to increase in many parts of Africa. Is the measure of GDP a good measure for growth? How robust are the tools we use in measuring GDP growth? Is the growth being enjoyed by a few whilst many are denied? Of course, growth affects poverty in different ways depending on the source of such growth and those that enjoy the benefits of such growth.