4 May 2021

We have a new podcast episode on the economic impact of coronavirus in Africa

We have just published a new episode in our Insight podcast.

The African continent has borne the brunt of some of the worst impacts of the pandemic, halting decades of growth, affecting millions of livelihoods and pushing much of sub Saharan Africa into a recession for the first time in over 25 years.

Despite the challenges, the prospect for economies across Africa remain strong, with its young population, the expansion of the free trade area, renewable energy potential and it’s growing digital economy. Private sector investment has always been key to growth and development across Africa and will continue to be so as the continent rebuilds.

Join us for a conversation with Dr Frannie Léautier, Chief Executive of Southbridge Investment, one of Africa’s most exciting investors. In this session we reflect on the impact of the pandemic across the continent on jobs and industries, and economic trends that have emerged.

The episode is presented by CDC’s Colin Buckley, with additional input from Peter Maila, a Coverage Director at CDC.

You can listen on the player below or or find us on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

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