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Shankar Acharya: Africa rising

Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing an economic revival, though progress is uneven.

Shankar Acharya: Africa risingSub-Saharan Africa is experiencing an economic revival, though progress is uneven.Shankar Acharya / New Delhi May 12, 2011, 0:26 IST In the mid-1970s I spent a few years working on sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries and concluded in a review paper (World Development, February 1981) that their prospects for robust economic development were problematic. Thirty years later, is there any reason to change that judgement? The overwhelming majority of non-African observers (and many Africans) would say no. After all, median real income in SSA has changed little ...