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Media advisory: Launch of the African Economic Outlook 2017

12/05/2017

The African Development Bank (AfDB), the OECD Development Centre and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will release their joint African Economic Outlook (AEO) 2017 Report on Monday 22 May 2017. The flagship report will be presented on the first day of the 52nd AfDB Annual Meetings which will take place from May 22-26 in Ahmedabad, India.

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Little changes for women entrepreneurs in Africa unless mindsets and policies change

11/05/2017

In the last decade, most countries in Africa underwent radical transformation, increased their GDP per capita and moved towards globalisation. Just look at Botswana where GDP per capita increased from USD 7 136 in 2013 to USD 7 505 in 2014, or Cameroon that saw an increase from USD 1 271 to USD 1 405, or Nigeria that experienced a jump from USD 1 692 to USD 3298 during the same period.

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Africa’s industrialisation: leaving no woman behind

25/04/2017

Africa must industrialise to fulfill its economic potential. To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of the 2030 Agenda, we need to support Africa in accelerating its development by promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialisation.

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2017 Global Forum on Development

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

The Informal Economy in African Cities: Key to Inclusive and Sustainable Urban Development

04/04/2017

The informal economy consists of economic activities and units that are not registered with the state and workers who do not receive social protection through their work, both wage-employed and self-employed. The reality of the informal economy in Africa cannot be denied. In fact, informal employment accounts for two-thirds (66%) of non-agricultural employment in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Blogs

Encouraging entrepreneurship in Africa is vital to achieving the Global Goals

28/03/2017

Next week, the OECD Global Forum on Development will convene in Paris to discuss the critical role the private sector must play in achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or Global Goals). Private sector funding, innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainable business models can rapidly reorient the global economy towards achieving prosperity through business models that align with the goals.

Press release

Unlock the potential of African entrepreneurs for accelerating Africa’s industrial transformation, says the African Economic Outlook 2017

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