Why do some countries stay poor while others find a rapid path towards growth and development? Economist Stefan Dercon thinks it’s all about the willingness of those in power to prioritise development over protecting their own interests. He explains how he came to this view in conversation with the FT’s Africa editor, David Pilling.
Clips: IMF, Africa News
Gambling on Development, by Stefan Dercon
The Rachman Review: the rising toll of famine and conflict
Ethiopia is a tragedy for the whole of Africa
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Presented by David Pilling. Produced by Fiona Symon. Sound design is by Breen Turner.
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