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Funding Partners acknowledges special support by:

  • Germany (GIZ),
  • Ireland (Delegation of Ireland to the OECD),
  • Italy (Delegation of Italy to the OECD),
  • Portugal (Camões - Instituto da Cooperacão e da Lingua, I.P.)
  • Switzerland (SDC) thanks:


The African Economic Outlook (AEO) was prepared by a consortium of three teams from the African Development Bank (AfDB), the OECD Development Centre and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The Outlook benefited from the overall guidance of Abebe Shimeles (Acting Director, Development Research Department, AfDB), Mario Pezzini (Director, OECD Development Centre) and Ayodele Odusola (Chief Economist and Head of the Strategic Advisory Unit, Regional Bureau for Africa, UNDP). Willi Leibfritz was the Co-ordinator. The AfDB team was led by Anthony Simpasa. Key team members included Zorobabel T. Bicaba and Adeleke Oluwole Salami. The team at the OECD Development Centre was led by Henri-Bernard Solignac-Lecomte, while the team at UNDP was led by Angela Lusigi.

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

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