n African Journal of Business and Economic Research - Economic and business research in Africa : perspective

Volume 1, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1750-4554
  • E-ISSN: 1750-4562


The design and implementation of pro-growth and anti-poverty policies and strategies remain a major challenge in all Sub-Saharan African countries. The prevailing view among development experts is that there is no reliable alternative to economic growth, if Africa is to rise out of poverty. Economic growth reduces the levels of real unemployment and strengthens individuals' capacity to care for themselves and their siblings. It also generates revenues necessary for anti-poverty policies. But while the engine of growth may be in the private sector, policy interventions are required to create the environment in which firms can operate and build their competitive advantages.

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