Jobs and Prosperity
In sub-Saharan Africa, the current population of nearly 1 billion is set to double in the next 40 years. Yet today, two-thirds of people are self-employed, work without pay or otherwise work outside the formal economy. Job creation is a top priority for lifting hundreds of millions of Africans out of poverty and, ultimately, benefiting us all.
Energy to Fuel Growth
Africa exports a wealth of energy resources, like the oil that fuels our cars and the natural gas that heats our homes. In fact, 19 African countries have significant oil and gas reserves. To help the continent grow alongside the global economy, we have to find smart, sustainable ways to use these resources.
Resources to Build
The metals in your phone. The coffee in your cup. The chocolate in your candy bar. Africa is endowed with valuable stocks of these products and countless others — in its lands, in its seas and beneath its soils. And they are key to the continent’s sustainable growth.