How can Africa achieve growth for all its people ?

How can Africa achieve growth for all its people ?
22 Sep

How can Africa achieve growth for all its people ?

Goal 8 of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all… How can Africa achieve growth for all its people ?

It’s telling that people all over the world, in consultation with the United Nations, have chosen a goal that specifically addresses the need for economic growth and jobs to alleviate poverty. It is reflective of a broad shift in emphasis to more meaningful and inclusive economic growth across the globe. That growth is not just about expanding national economies but the real emphasis is on ensuring that we reach the most vulnerable people in society.

I am honored to be chairing the United Nations Foundation, Global Entrepreneurship Council and I aim to particularly focus on this opportunity for businesses to demonstrate their role in sustainable development. I have always believed that business can be a powerful force for social good.

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Ashish J. Thakkar, Chair, Global Entrepreneurs Council, United Nations Foundation