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Africa’s expanding middle class

Haroon Bhorat, Homi Kharas, and Adrianna Pita

In this episode of Intersections, Haroon Bhorat, nonresident senior fellow with the Africa Growth Initiative, and Homi Kharas, interim vice president and director of the Global Economy and Development Program, discuss how the global trend of a rising middle class has played out in sub-Saharan Africa, whether a strong manufacturing sector is required for middle-class expansion, and the difference between reducing poverty and building economic security.

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With thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo, Fred Dews, and Chris McKenna for additional support.

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