Published in May 2017

Africa’s billion dollar losses

Our research shows that we need a massive rethink about the way we talk and think about the world’s relationship with countries in Africa. This means accepting that aid alone will not solve poverty. Aid is, often, a good thing;  used well it can help countries develop.  But it will always be a sticking plaster if we fail to address the root causes of poverty and poor health.

We need to have a more honest conversation about the causes of poverty. A conversation that takes into account this bigger picture. If we can agree that aid alone won’t solve poverty, then we can begin to tackle the wider issues that facilitate a net transfer of wealth out of Africa.