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African Economic Outlook 2013

Structural Transformation and Natural Resources

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The African Economic Outlook is the only annual report that monitors in detail the economic performance of 53 individual countries on the continent, using a strictly comparable analytical framework.

The focus of the 2013 edition if structural transformation and natural resources in Africa. This edition draws lessons from Africa and elsewhere on how to accelerate structural change and amplify the positive force of natural resources. The report also features and overview of Africa's performance and prospects, country notes and a rich statistical annex.

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Niger

OECD Development Centre

The political situation in Niger is still improving. However, the regional crisis in Mali fuelled by jihadist groups (AQIM, Ansar Dine and MOJWA), and taken up by Boko Haram in Nigeria could threaten social cohesion in Niger. Because of the risks, Niger could change its budgetary decisions, increasing spending on security and defence at the expense of certain areas of social spending.

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