Improved economic growth over the past decade in Africa has failed to reduce poverty in a majority of countries on the continent, a new study has revealed.
The Afrobarometer survey, released on Tuesday, said that despite playing host to some of the world’s highest economic growth rates, many Africans still reported shortages of basic needs, including water, food, healthcare and cash.
“Meeting their basic daily needs remains a major challenge for a majority of Africans, even at a time when their countries are reporting impressive economic gains,” the survey found, citing data retrieved from the citizens of 16 African countries over the past 10 years.
In a second part of the study, the report surveyed the opinions of more than 50,000 citizens of 34 countries across the continent between 2011-2013 and concluded that “lived” poverty remains “pervasive across the continent”…
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