Accelerating gender equality in Africa

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Women of Takalafiya-Lapai village (Niger State). File Photo: Arne Hoel/World Bank

Gender inequality in the labour market cost sub-Saharan African countries more than US$90 billion annually between 2010 and 2014.

That finding comes in the latest Africa Human Development Report which looks at efforts to accelerate women's empowerment on the continent.

Launched by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), it details the high cost when women are not fully integrated into national economies.

Dianne Penn has been speaking to UNDP Chief Economist Ayodele Odusola.

He began by explaining what "human development" means.

Duration: 4’49″

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