#AfricaInFocus Is Africa Underveloped?

Meeting of Minds

Aug 6 2021 • 37 mins

For Africa in Focus, we speak with Dr Sam Opio to assess the political, economic and social implications behind the term ‘developed’ in an African context. What does it mean to be developed? Why are Western countries seen as developed, and how are countries in Africa ‘less developed’? We also discuss what ‘aid’ does for recipient countries, along with the conditions placed on billion pound ‘aid’ agreements, judging to what extent social progress and economic growth are helped or hampered.

Produced By: Sabine Franklin – born and bred New Yorker, she earned her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Westminster in 2020. Her expertise is in international development, global health governance, and political economy. She tweets @SabineFranklin

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