Q&A: OECD development director on how to prepare for 'another Africa'

Mario Pezzini, director at the OECD Development Centre. Photo by: OECD Development Centre / CC BY-NC-ND

NEW YORK — Africa’s population is expected to double by 2050, creating what OECD Development Centre Director Mario Pezzini calls “another Africa.”

“Africa is going to have an enormous demographic increase in the years to come. Up until now it has been comparable to the one in India and in China. But from now on it would be unprecedented, in terms of volume and speed,” Pezzini said.

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    Amy Lieberman is the New York Correspondent for Devex. She covers the United Nations and reports on global development and politics. Amy previously worked as a freelance reporter, covering the environment, human rights, immigration, and health across the U.S. and in more than 10 countries, including Colombia, Mexico, Nepal, and Cambodia. Her coverage has appeared in the Guardian, the Atlantic, Slate, and the Los Angeles Times. A native New Yorker, Amy received her master’s degree in politics and government from Columbia’s School of Journalism.