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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
08/03/2017

Article paru dans le Jeune Afrique,
« La Guinée reprend des couleurs ».
En pleine convalescence après l’épidémie d’Ebola et la chute des cours des matières premières, la Guinée commence à afficher des résultats positifs

Publications
01/03/2017

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

Events
05/04/2017

The 2017 Global Forum on Development - Working together to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, will take place on 5 April in Paris. Participants will discuss the role of the private sector in delivering sustainable urbanisation in Africa.

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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