GTFS: Global Trends and Future Scenarios Index

Africa’s path to 2063: Choice in the face of great transformation


The fifty years after the end of colonialism were marked by development challenges and opportunities, with human capabilities improving, economies expanding, and governance institutions consolidating in some cases and unraveling in others. The next fifty years of development—the push from now to 2063—will be characterized by similarly great, or even more dramatic change. This report tracks four of these transformations already taking place at the continental level: demography, human development and inequality, technology, and the environment. The methodology used in this report takes a long-term, macro, and integrated approach to thinking about the future of the continent.