Local economies important for African economic development

A view from the Port of Doraleh, Djibouti. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

African countries need to look at how they can grow local economies to prepare for a booming population.

That's according to Africa Economic Outlook report released on Monday by the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP.

As the population of the continent is set to triple by 2050, the report says increased economic activity is vital to boost people's standard of living and make the continent more competitive.

Cathrine Hasselberg has been speaking with UNDP's Nicholas Douillet and began by asking him what this year's report is focusing on.

Duration: 3’42″

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