The Western development system has largely been premised on the flow of knowledge and financing from the “Global North” to the “Global South” with the goal of assisting in driving economic development and poverty alleviation. Ironically, the expertise flowing from the “developed” world represents best practices from countries that have never been able to solve their own poverty.
The global future is African, the continent will account for the majority of the world’s future population growth with half of the world being African by 2100. Africa is at the forefront of future trends and the most pressing of global challenges and already represents a key site of global power struggle and transition.
- Sub-Saharan Africa
Solutions to today’s critical development challenges exist in the Global South, and every country – large or small, emerging economy or least developed – has something to offer to the world, a senior United Nations official said today, as the 2017 Global South-South Cooperation Expo opened in Antalya, Turkey.