Holistic measures needed for income equality in Africa

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Ayoduele Odolusa, Chief Economist for the UN Development Programme. UN Photo/Emmanuel Akinbobola

There is no "silver bullet" to resolving the stark income disparities in sub-Saharan Africa.

That's the view of the chief economist for the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Africa, Ayoduele Odolusa, who points to the "Tree of Equity" in its latest report which outlines policy changes needed to promote income equality on the continent.

The report reveals that despite solid economic progress over the past 25 years, poverty is still very high when compared to other developing regions.

Mr Odolusa told Natalie Hutchinson that nurturing what he calls "the seed of equity" will yield optimism for the future.

Duration: 5'30"

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