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African Economic Outlook 2014

Events 14/05/2014

The African Development Bank (AfDB), the OECD Development Centre and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will publish their 2014 African Economic Outlook, a yearly report containing projections and analyses on economic and development trends in Africa. Launched on the first day the  AfDB Annual Meetings, this year’s edition  for the first time covers all of the continent’s 54 countries  and dedicates its  special chapter to  global value chains and Africa’s industrialization. The report takes an analytical perspective at Africa’s recent economic performance and provides medium- to long-term growth projections, while highlighting how Africa’s engagement in global trade can boost the continent’s economic transformation and human development.

Where: Kigali, Rwanda 
When: at 2:30 p.m. Kigali/Paris time (8:30 a.m. Washington, DC; 1:30 p.m. Tunis) on Monday, 19 May 2014.

  • Mr. Mario Pezzini, Director, OECD Development Centre
  • S. E. M. Amadou BA, Economy and Finance Minister, Republic of Senegal
  • Mr. Pedro Conceição, Chief Economist and Head of Strategic Advisory Unit, Regional Bureau for Africa, UNDP
  • Dr. Donald Kaberuka, President of AfDB Group
  • Mr. Pascal Lamy, former Director General, WTO
  • Prof. Mthuli Ncube, Chief Economist & Vice-President, AfDB Group
  • Amb. Valentine Rugwabiza, Chief Executive, Rwanda Development Board, Rwanda


The  African Economic Outlook 2014  and  54 country notes  will  be available in  English, French from 3 p.m. (Paris time)   for immediate release on the African Economic Outlook website  from 3 p.m that day.

The presentation will be webcast live ( – Join the debate on Twitter #aeo2014 and #AfDBAM2014.

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