Africa can catch up

Africa can catch up. The data for life expectancy for countries and regions comes from Gapminder[4]. Paul Collier writes in The Bottom Billion (2007) about the future prospects for the world’s poorest people. Our rough estimate of people in extreme poverty close to conflicts is based on ODI (2015), preliminary results by Anders Forø Tollefsen and Gudrun Østby of the number of people who live close to conflict worldwide (743 millions in 2016), and maps from WorldPop, IHME[6], FAO[4] and UCDP[2]. See the speed of improvement


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