It seems very pertinent to the approach we’re taking with the IRIBA project.
Brazil hasn’t had the most spectacular headline rates of growth in the world – but it has achieved growth while reducing poverty, inequality and improving social justice.
Brazil hasn’t chased growth to the exclusion of all else, but as a means to an end. It hasn’t gotten everything right, but there’s a lot to learn from.
We’re deliberately taking a holistic view of the key elements involved in Brazil’s development and we hope this approach will provide a better answer as to how African countries can achieve the kind of growth that also promotes social justice.