Saturday, February 09, 2008

African wages too high?

Why, when I run a survey in rural Uganda, do youth with the same education and experience expect a wage three to four times higher than the youth I worked with in India? I don't begrudge anyone anywhere a living wage. It's the relative differential that puzzles me, and that could be keeping Africa from doing business globally.
Evidently, possibly local government and NGOs are not paying attention to local markets.

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