Poverty in a Rising Africa

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Perceptions of Africa have changed dramatically. Viewed as a continent of wars, famines and entrenched poverty in the late 1990s, there is now a focus on “Africa rising” and an “African 21st century.” Two decades of unprecedented economic growth in Africa should have brought substantial improvements in well-being. Whether or not they did, remains unclear given the poor quality of the data, the nature of the growth process (especially the role of natural resources), conflicts that affect part of the region, and high population growth.

Poverty in a Rising Africa documents the data challenges and systematically reviews the evidence on poverty from monetary and nonmonetary perspectives, as well as a focus on dimensions of inequality. Chapter 1 maps out the availability and quality of the data needed to track monetary poverty, reflects on the governance and political processes that underpin the current situation with respect to data production, and describes some approaches to addressing the data gaps. Chapter 2 evaluates the robustness of the estimates of poverty in Africa. It concludes that poverty reduction in Africa may be slightly greater than traditional estimates suggest, although even the most optimistic estimates of poverty reduction imply that more people lived in poverty in 2012 than in 1990. A broad-stroke profile of poverty and trends in poverty in the region is presented. Chapter 3 broadens the view of poverty by considering nonmonetary dimensions of well-being, such as education, health, and freedom, using Sen's (1985) capabilities and functioning approach. While progress has been made in a number of these areas, levels remain stubbornly low. Chapter 4 reviews the evidence on inequality in Africa. It looks not only at patterns of monetary inequality in Africa but also other dimensions, including inequality of opportunity, intergenerational mobility in occupation and education, and extreme wealth in Africa.

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Our knowledge of global poverty has long been compromised by inadequacies in the underlying data, in which people report how much they spend. This is nowhere more true than in Africa, where national accounts data are also very weak. So I am delighted that this report and the World Bank are directing serious attention to these issues and hope that, before too long, our basic database will be much stronger than it is today. In the meantime, this report provides an insightful synthesis of what is known about poverty in Africa today, in both its monetary and nonmonetary dimensions. --Angus Deaton, Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences, 2015; Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Princeton University

Drawing on data to profile well-being in Africa is no easy task. I strongly commend the efforts of synchronizing and reviewing many data sources in this report. It sheds a bright light based on data on the poverty profile of Sub-Saharan African countries over time. Looking forward, it is critical that we continue the work of strengthening Africa s statistics and filling in data gaps that this report carefully outlines. While investing in consumption data is paramount, strengthening the methodological and analytical capacity for measuring nonmonetary dimensions of poverty must also be given a due priority. We need to focus on the multidimensions of well-being, but without high-quality and frequent data, knowledge gaps will remain. --Samia Zekaria Gutu, Ethiopian Ambassador to Nigeria; Former Director General, Ethiopia Central Statistical Agency

Following Africa s rise, are people better off? Scrutinizing the available information, this report does an exemplary job of addressing this pertinent question. It also draws our attention to the seminal crisis at the heart of global decision making around development issues the crisis of poor data. Bad data feed bad management, weak accountability, loss of resources, and then, bad results. Embracing the more and better data agenda is key for better governance and faster poverty reduction. --Mo Ibrahim, Founder and Chair, Mo Ibrahim Foundation

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