How (un)equal is East Africa? And does it matter? Twaweza's Open Development Consultant, Ben Taylor, has produced a video on the topic for his blog, mtega.com. drawing from recently published data. The key messages are stark:
The richest 1% in East Africa own as much wealth as the poorest 91%.
The richest six individuals in East Africa own as much as half the region’s population: 66 million people.
See the video for more information:
About the author
Open Development Consultant for Twaweza. Also a blogger (in a personal capacity) at mtega.com, co-coordinator of the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN) Open Development Working Group, co-editor of Tanzanian Affairs (the journal of the Britain Tanzania S
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