Reducing poverty in Africa: can the post-2015 MDGs and Agenda 2063 targets be achieved?


The eradication of extreme poverty is a key component of the United Nations’ post-2015 Development Agenda and the African Union’s Agenda 2063. But how realistic is it for African countries to achieve this goal, and how well placed are they to meet the target of reducing extreme poverty in every country to below 3% by 2030?

The latest African Futures paper uses the International Futures forecasting system to explore this goal and finds that many African states are unlikely to make this target by 2030.

This seminar will launch the ISS’s latest paper in its African Futures series. Co-author Dr Jakkie Cilliers will argue that setting aggressive yet realistic targets is essential to effectively reduce poverty in Africa. He will also offer appropriate guidelines about how this can be done.



Chair: Dr Mustapha Sidiki  Kaloko, Commissioner, Social Affairs, AU Commisson