The UK will sharpen its focus on economic development in the world’s
poorest countries to help create the economic growth that will sustain
rapidly growing populations, provide a long term solution to poverty and
deal with the root causes of problems that affect Britain and Tanzania,
International Development Secretary Priti Patel announced on January
Over the next decade a billion more young people will enter the job
market, mainly in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Africa’s population is
set to double by 2050. This demographic challenge will add to the
pressure of protracted crises and mass migration.
DFID’s first Economic Development Strategy sets out how investment in
economic development will help developing nations speed up their rate of
economic growth , trade more and industrialise faster, and ultimately
lift themselves out of poverty.
By helping the world’s poorest countries grow their economies, this
investment will help create the UK’s trading partners of the future,
boost global prosperity and address some of the root causes of global
issues such mass migration and instability that affect the UK.