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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
04/08/2016

The 2016 African Economic Outlook (AEO) was launched by the Nigeria Country Office of the African Development Bank at an outreach event held at the Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria.

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.