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Charles Robertson:
Africa's next boom

TEDGlobal 2013 · 11:33 · Filmed Jun 2013
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Charles Robertson: Africa's next boom
11:33 · Filmed June 2013 at TEDGlobal 2013 · Subtitles available in 27 languages

The past decade has seen slow and steady economic growth across the continent of Africa. But economist Charles Robertson has a bold thesis: Africa's about to boom. He talks through a few of the indicators — from rising education levels to expanded global investment (and not just from China) — that lead him to predict rapid growth for a billion people, sooner than you may think.

Emerging-markets economist
In "The Fastest Billion," Charles Robertson re-examines the narrative of economic growth in African nations. Full bio
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