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Africa’s economic performance held firm in 2015 amid global headwinds and regional shocks. Learn more about Africa’s macroeconomic, financial, trade, human development and governance outlook...

Each profile includes synopses of the overall state of the country, recent economic developments, macroeconomic policy, structural issues, the political and social context, human development, one sector relevant to development and vital country statistics.

The statistical annex compares country-specific economic, social and political variables.

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Articles
20/04/2017

Merharriet Hailemariam, from Addis Ababa, studied to be a journalist but changed her mind when she found out she could earn more money as an electrician.

Publications
01/03/2017

Expanding higher education might solve rising youth unemployment and widening inequality in Africa.

Events
22/05/2017

The launch of the African Economic Outlook 2017 will take place on Monday, 22 May 2017 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat State, India.

Blogs
14/02/2017

The Sahel and West Africa region is home to some of the most nutritionally insecure people in the world. In 2015, 19 to 21 million children in the region under the age of five were affected by stunting. This figure is growing and may exceed 22 million by 2025. Today, strong evidence exists linking social protection to improved nutrition. In December 2016, the 32nd Annual RPCA Meeting focused political attention on some of the key challenges to be overcome in this area.

Press release

Africa: economic transformation hinges on unlocking potential of cities, says the African Economic Outlook 2016

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AfricanEconomicOutlook.org  offers comprehensive and comparable data and analysis of 54 African economies.