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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
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
23/05/2016

The African Economic Outlook (AEO) celebrates its 15th edition this year. The African Development Bank, the OECD Development Centre and the United Nations Development Programme partner to produce this annual report.

Events
16/06/2016

The report finds that North African countries showed an increase in average growth, following the improvement of the political and economic stability : 3.2% in 2015, against 1.4% in 2014

Blogs
09/06/2016

By Dr. Carlos Lopes, UN Under Secretary General & Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa.

The world’s oceans, seas and rivers are a major source of wealth, creating trillions of dollars’ worth in goods and services as well as employing billions of people. Three out of four jobs that make up the entire global workforce are water-dependent.

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.