Growth in Africa

Over the last two decades, growth in Africa has been steady, uniform, strong and visible. We would, however, be doing a great disservice to Africa by assuming that the current figure of 5% will enable the continent to take up all the challenges it is facing. To meet the most pressing social and environmental needs, we have to step up the pace of growth whilst, at the same time, improving its quality.

This is the thinking behind the French-African Foundation for Growth, called AfricaFrance, which will become operational in February 2015. The brainchild of a taskforce composed of Hubert Védrine, Tidjane Thiam, Jean-Michel Severino and Hakim El Karoui, its creation was ratified by the French and African Heads of State and Government when they met at the Elysée Summit for Peace and Security in Africa in December 2013...Read more

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Our programmes and activities answer to four main objectives that are to inform – the French public on the social reality in Africa and conversely -, to play an advocacy role – advocate the potential of African economy in France and conversely -, to develop and support human capital promotion initiatives – by improving training offers -, and to promote stakeholders’ common exchanges and investments – through clusters