What is inclusive development?
While most African countries have registered high economic growth in the last decades, a large number of people are excluded from this progress.
Inclusive development is about ensuring that more people benefit from economic growth and development. It aims to reduce poverty and inequality, in both income and non-income dimensions. Rising inequality within countries and the increasing evidence of its detrimental effect on social and political stability, as well as economic growth, make inclusive development key to realizing Agenda 2030 and Agenda 2063.
Inclusive policies can only be realized if vulnerable groups are able to participate in the policies, decision making and implementation processes, together with support from coalitions of strategic actors – across states and society.