ASPIRATION 1

A Prosperous Africa Based on Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development

We are determined to eradicate poverty in one generation and build shared prosperity through social and economic transformation of the continent.

We aspire that by 2063, Africa shall be a prosperous continent, with the means and resources to drive its own development, with sustainable and long-term stewardship of its resources

Goal 1: A High Standard of Living, Quality of Life and Well Being for All

Ending poverty, inequalities of income and opportunity; job creation, especially addressing youth unemployment; facing up to the challenges of rapid population growth and urbanization, improvement of habitats and access to basic necessities of life – water, sanitation, electricity; providing social security and protection;

Priority area 1: Incomes, Jobs and decent work

Target 1: Increase 2013 per capita income by at least 30%

GNI per capita
Countries (54), Periods (1970 - 2016), Data points (3837)

Target 2: Reduce 2013 unemployment rate by at least 25%

Unemployment rate by age, by sex, vulnerability
Countries (54), Periods (2000 - 2017), Data points (62811)

Target 3: Reduce Youth and Women unemployment rate by 2% per annum

Unemployment rate by age, by sex, vulnerability
Countries (54), Periods (2000 - 2017), Data points (82296)

Target 4: Reduce 2013 unemployment rate for vulnerable groups by at least 25%

Unemployment rate by age, by sex, vulnerability
Countries (54), Periods (2000 - 2017), Data points (62811)

Target 5: Reduce underemployment rate by 50%

Underemployment rate by age, sex
Countries (54), Periods (2000 - 2017), Data points (62811)

Target 6: Reduce 2013 the proportion of employed people earning less than minimum wage by at least 25%

Proportion of employed people living below the minimum wage
Countries (54), Periods (2000 - 2017), Data points (62811)

Priority area 2: Poverty, Inequality and Hunger

Target 1: Reduce 2013 levels of poverty by at least 30%.

% of population living below the national poverty line by sex
Countries (50), Periods (1990 - 2015), Data points (3024)

Target 2: Reduce poverty amongst women by at least 50%

Target 3: Reduce (Improve) the 2013 Gini co-efficient by at least 20%. Reduce income inequality by at least 20%

Gini co-efficient
Countries (17), Periods (2009 - 2015), Data points (19)

Target 4: Reduce 2013 levels of proportion of the population who suffer from hunger by at least 80%

Share of households having less than two meals a day
Countries (42), Periods (1991 - 2015), Data points (1001)

Target 5: Reduce stunting in children to 10% and underweight to 5%.

Prevalence of stunting among children under 5
Countries (54), Periods (1985 - 2016), Data points (295)
Prevalence of underweight among children under 5
Countries (54), Periods (1985 - 2016), Data points (530)

Priority area 3: Social security and protection Including Persons with Disabilities

Target 1: At least 30% of vulnerable populations including persons with disabilities, older persons and children provided with social protection.

Target 2: All persons working in the formal sector are provided with social security.

Proportion of formal sector workers covered by the national social protection programme
Countries (3), Periods (2009 - 2015), Data points (6)

Target 3: At least 20% of the informal sector and rural labor have access to social security.


Priority area 4: Modern and Livable Habitats and Basic Quality Services

Target 1: Reduce the 2013 national housing deficit by at least 10%

Target 2: Reduce urban slums by at least 20%

Target 3: Reduce 2013 level of proportion of the population without access to safe drinking water by 95%.

% of population with access to safe drinking water
Countries (54), Periods (2000 - 2015), Data points (9194)

Target 4: Reduce 2013 level of proportion of the population with poor sanitation facilities by 95% (Change the phrasing of the target).

Target 5: At least 5% of the budget is allocated to water and sanitation by 2016.

Target 6: Access and use of electricity and internet is increased by at least 50% of 2013 levels.

Target 7: Increase the efficiency in energy usage by households by at least 30%

KWH used per person
No data available
per capita energy consumption
No data available

Target 8: At least detail technical and financial feasibility report for rapid transit system for all cities above 2 million people is completed.

Target 9: At least 50% of urban waste is recycled.

Proportion of waste recycled
No data available

Target 10: At least 70% of the population indicate an increase in access to quality basic services (water, sanitation, electricity, transpotation, internet connectivity

Target 11: All settlements in Small Island States are linked by frequent, efficient and effective, (where appropriate) land , air and sea rapid transit systems by 2020


Priority area 1: Education and STI driven Skills Revolution ( No explicit target on quality of education and STI)

Target 1: Enrolment rate for early childhood education is at least 300% of the 2013 rate

% of children in pre-school age attending pre school
Countries (44), Periods (2000 - 2016), Data points (3815)

Target 2: Enrolment rate for basic education is 100%

Target 3: Increase number of qualified teachers by at least 30% with focus on STEM (too packed)

Target 4: Universal secondary school (including technical high schools) with enrolment rate of 100%

Secondary school gross and net enrolment rate by gender and age
Countries (23), Periods (2010 - 2015), Data points (1692)
Secondary school completion rate by gender
Countries (53), Periods (2000 - 2016), Data points (2765)

Target 5: At least 30% of secondary school leavers go into tertiary education with at least 40% being female.

Target 6: At least 70% of secondary school students not entering the tertiary sector are provided with a range of options for further skills development.

Target 7: At least 70% of the public perceive quality improvements in education at all levels


Priority area 1: Health and Nutrition (Health system Strenthening to be flaged out as a target)

Target 1: Increase 2013 levels of access to quality basic health care and services by at least 40%

Target 2: Increase 2013 levels of access to sexual and reproductive health services to women by at least 30%

Target 3: Reduce 2013 maternal, neo-natal and child mortality rates by at least 50%

Maternal mortality ratio
No data available
Neo-natal mortality rate
No data available
Under five mortality rate
No data available

Target 4: Reduce 2013 proportion of deaths attributable to HIV/AIDs, Malaria and TB by at least 50%

Target 5: Reduce under 5 mortality rate attributable to malaria by at least 80%

Target 6: Reduce the 2013 incidence of HIV/AIDs, Malaria and TB by at least 80%

Malaria incidence per 1000 per year
No data available

Target 7: Reduce 2013 level of prevalence of malnutrition by at least 50%

Target 8: Reduce stunting to 10%

Target 9: Reduce 2013 proportion of deaths attributable to dengue fever and chikungnya by 50% (for Island States)

Target 10: Access to Anti Retroviral (ARV) drugs is 100%


Priority area 1: Sustainable inclusive economic growth

Target 1: Annual GDP growth rate of at least 7%

Target 2: At least 30% of total non-extractive sector industrial output is from locally owned firms.

Target 3: At least locally owned firms generate 20% of the extractive sector industrials output.

Target 4: 20% of informal sector ventures graduate into Small Formal Enterprise category a year.

Target 5: At least 50% of informal sector ventures that grow into small formal enterprise category a year will be owned by Women


Priority area 2: STI driven Manufacturing / Industrialization and Value Addition

Target 1: Real value of manufacturing in GDP is 50% more than the 2013 level.

Target 2: Share of labor intensive manufacturing output is 50% more than that of 2013 level

Target 3: At least 20% of total output of the extractive industry is through value addition by locally owned firms.

Target 4: At least 5 commodity exchanges are functional

Target 5: Gross Domestic Expenditures on R&D (GERD) as a percentage of GDP has reached 1% by 2023


Priority area 3: Economic diversification and resilience

Target 1: Improvement in diversification index of 2013 is at least 20%.

Target 2: Reduce 2013 level of food imports by at least 50%.

% of food imported.
No data available

Target 3: Contribution of the creative arts to GDP in real terms is increased by at least 100%

Target 4: Level of intra-African trade in agricultural commodities is increased by at least 100% in real terms.

Target 5: Level of intra African trade in services is increased by at least 100% in real terms

Target 6: At least 1% of GDP is allocated to science, technology and innovation research and STI driven entrepreneurship development.

Target 7: Establish at least 3 commodity exchanges


Priority area 4: Hospitality/Tourism

Target 1: Contribution of tourism to GDP in real terms is increased by at least 100%.

Target 2: Eco friendly coastal tourism increased by 20% by 2020 with at least 10% of the public revenues from it going to finance development programmes of the communities

Target 3: 2013 Level of intra-African tourism is doubled in real terms


Priority area 1: Agricultural productivity and production

Target 1: Allocate a minimum of 10% annual public expenditure to agriculture and grow the sector by at least 6% per annum

Target 2: Double agricultural total factor productivity

Target 3: Increase youth and women participation in integrated agricultural value chains by at least 30%

Target 4: Reduce post-harvest losses by 50%

% reduction of post harvest losses
No data available

Target 5: Increase the proportion of farm, pastoral and fisher households are resilient to climate and weather related risks to 30%

Target 6: At least 10% of Agricultural GDP is produced by commercial farmers

Target 7: At least 10% of small-scale farmers graduate into small-scale commercial farming and those graduating at least 30% should be women.

Target 8: Triple intra African Trade of agricultural commodities and services

Target 9: End Hunger in Africa

Hunger ended in Africa
No data available

Target 10: Elimination of Child under nutrition with a view to bring down stunting to 10% and underweight to 5%

% of children stunted.
No data available
% of underweight children.
No data available

Priority area 1: Marine resources and Energy

Target 1: At least 50% increase in value addition in the fishery sector in real term is attained by 2023

Target 2: Build at least one Giant Aquaculture showpiece

Target 3: Marine bio-technology contribution to GDP is increased in real terms by at least 50% from the 2013 levels

Target 4: At least 10% of renewable energy sources is from wave energy.

Target 5: Commission and complete prospection of seabed’s for minerals and hydrocarbon potentials by 2023


Priority area 2: Port Operations and Marine Transport

Target 1: Contribution of shipping / port operations services to GDP in real terms is increased by 50%

Target 2: Locally, owned shipping lines carry at least 5% of annual tonnage of cargo

Target 3: Average duration of ship call time is reduced by at least 30% by 2020

Target 4: Average time for clearing of goods from the ports is reduced by at least 50% by 2020


Priority area 1: Bio-diversity, conservation and sustainable natural resource management.

Target 1: At least 30% of agricultural land is placed under sustainable land management practice

Target 2: At least 17% of terrestrial and inland water and 10% of coastal and marine areas are preserved

Target 3: All national parks and protected areas are well managed on the basis master and national plans

Target 4: Genetic diversity of cultivated plants and farmed and domesticated animals and of wild relatives including other socio-economically as well as cultural valuables species are maintained


Priority area 2: Water Security

Target 1: Genetic diveTarget 1: Increase 2013 levels of water demand satisfaction by 25%

% of water demand satisfaction.
No data available

Target 2: Increase 2013 levels of water productivity from rain-fed agriculture and irrigation by 60%

Target 3: At least 10% of rain water is harvested for productive use

Target 4: At least 10% of waste water is recycled for agricultural and industrial use


Priority area 3: Climate Resilience and Natural Disasters and preparedness

Target 1: At least 30% of farmers, pastoralist and fisher folks practice climate resilient production systems

Target 2: Reduce to 2013 levels emissions arising from agriculture bio-diversity loss, land use , and deforestation

Target 3: Reduce deaths and property loss from natural and man-made disasters and climate extreme events by at least 30%

Target 4: Reduce proportion of fossil fuel in total energy production by at least 20%

Target 5: All Cities meet the WHO’s Ambient Air Quality Standards (AAQS) by 2025