Note for the high-level panel discussion on "Africa in 2050 - The making of a global pole"
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa.;
African Union Commission;
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The purpose of the Africa 2050 report will be to chart a pathway to this goal.This note offers a preview of the report, starting with a brief historical backdrop on recent and future development in Africa. It sketches the continent's economic trajectory over the past two decades. highlighting the trend acceleration between 1990-2000 and the preceding decade-a doubling of GDP growth per annul; presents the mega trends which will be critical to Africa's economic health and global presence; takes stock of Africa's growth potential; and explores the issues that will shape long-term strategies for African countries.