Access to education, healthcare, decent housing and employment are fundamental to human dignity, and are key to achieve poverty eradication. In Southern Africa, although poverty rates fell by almost half between 1996 and 2012, data shows that consistent economic growth co-exists with growing levels of inequality in many countries in the region.
Reducing maternal and infant mortality, countering the spread of HIV, improving farmers’ productivity, increasing access to high quality education are a few examples of AFD’s work to improve social inclusion. These initiatives are in line with AFD’s mission to improve access to basic social services and economic opportunities, ultimately reducing poverty and inequality.
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