2011 Africa MDG Progress Report18 Jul 2011
The report notes that progress toward the MDGs is continuing, but that the food, fuel, and financial crises over the past few years, coupled with the instability in North Africa in 2011, may impact on the pace of advancement. This calls for efforts to be redoubled to preserve gains and ensure success.
In particular, declines in labor productivity, increas- ing youth unemployment, and rising numbers of working poor are worrisome trends for the conti- nent . Indeed, the recent political developments in North Africa and the Middle East are a wake-up call both for Africa and other global regions on the need for a more inclusive and equitable approach to growth .