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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.

In the news

Articles
08/06/2016

A recent article featured on The Guardian, presents the new African Economic Outlook 2016 and includes an interview with Mario Pezzini, director of the  OECD Development Centre. 

Publications
15/09/2016

The report analyses the political, economic and social drivers that hamper African women’s advancement and proposes policies and concrete actions to close the gender gap.

Events
18/09/2016

Implementing the New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goal 11. This high-level event will discuss how financing and other implementation tools can help bring about various components of the New Urban Agenda. It will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Blogs
04/08/2016

By Patrick Love
We don’t know the name, or the place and exact date of birth, of the baby who changed world history. My guess is that she was born somewhere in Africa in 2007. Not that she cared as she lay there all wrinkled and raging at the disagreeable turn her life had just taken, but it was thanks to her that for the first time ever, the world had more urban dwellers than country folk.

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.