JUNE 2008 - Annual Report 2008
Africa's Development: Promises and Prospects
The Africa Progress Panel’s report, was launched in June 2008 by Kofi Annan, Michel Camdessus and Tidjane Thiam in London. The report states that the world food crisis ”threatens to destroy years, if not decades, of economic progress” as “100 million people are being pushed back into absolute poverty”. “Unless some way can be found to halt and reverse the current trend in food prices there will be a significant increase in hunger, malnutrition, and in infant and child mortality”.