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Simone Schotte - Research Fellow, GIGA Institute of African Affairs,

Event date : January 25, 2018

OCP Policy Center organized with the French Institute of International relations (IFRI) a conference on “African middle classes”, a term popularized by the 2011 African Development Bank report, and that often stand as a symbol of the economic and demographic dynamism of the continent. This conference brought together world renowned experts to discuss the “African middle class” category and, through various case studies, provide nuanced interpretations of the ongoing socio-economic dynamics in sub-Saharan Africa. 

Here is a video of Abebe Shimeles Abebe, Director and Manager of the Development Research Division, African Development Bank, whose research focuses on labor market integration, migration issues in Africa and impact evaluation of policy interventions.