The African Social Development Index
Despite two decades of fast and sustained economic growth, Africa has yet to translate its economic gains into meaningful social outcomes. Considerable inequalities persist in many countries, and growth has not been sufficiently inclusive and equitable for all segments of the population. As a result, exclusion of people from the development process has become a challenge for Africa’s future development. The continent’s transformation will only be successful and sustainable if it is also inclusive, that is if each individual has the opportunity to contribute to and benefit fromgrowth, and participates fully in social and economic development.