African Economic Outlook 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.

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