Accelerating Poverty Reduction in Africa

This report revisits the challenges and opportunities to tackle Africa’s poverty, drawing on the latest evidence. It focuses on the income opportunities of the poor, the policies needed to support these opportunities, and the resources needed to finance pro-poor investments. A pro-poor agenda means generating more formal jobs while working to increase the incomes of smallholder farmers and informal workers in secondary towns and strengthening their capacity to manage risks. This approach is how the poor will likely benefit the most.