Imagine you are the minister of Foreign trade and international cooperation of the Netherlands for one day, and you can decide on one measure to bring about inclusive development in Africa. What would be your proposal? Many countries in Africa experienced high economic growth in past decades. But many African people don’t profit from this growth. Poverty rates remain high, benefits are not equally distributed and large groups in society are excluded. How do you make sure that vulnerable and poor parts of the population, especially women and youth, profit from economic development as well? What policies will you design for economic transformation, to create more jobs, and bring about social protection? Do you choose for a particular sector, or a totally different approach?
Send your practical and original answer, in 175 words maximum, and before Friday the 5th of October, to Joris Tielens (email@example.com). We will use your comments in an article in the special issue of Vice Versa on inclusive development, based among others on the research that is done in the knowledge platform INCLUDE.
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