Africa's Development Dynamics 2018

Growth, Jobs and Inequalities

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Africa's Development Dynamics What are the major economic and social trends in Africa? What is Africa’s role in globalisation? This new annual report presents an Africa open to the world and towards the future. uses the lessons learned in the five African regions – Central, East, North, Southern and West Africa – to develop recommendations and share good practices. The report identifies innovative policies and offers practical policy recommendations, adapted to the specificities of African economies.

Drawing on the most recent available statistics, this analysis of development dynamics aims to help African leaders reach the targets of the African Union’s Agenda 2063 at all levels: continental, regional, and national. Every year this report will focus on one strategic theme. This first edition explores the dynamics of growth, jobs, and inequalities. It proposes ten decisive actions to promote sustainable economic and social development and to strengthen institutions in Africa.

This volume also feeds into a policy debate between African Union’s nations, citizens, entrepreneurs and researchers. It aims to be part of a new co-operation between countries and regions focused on mutual learning and the preservation of common goods. This report is the result of a partnership between the African Union Commission and the OECD Development Centre.

English Also available in: Portuguese, French


Overview: Harnessing Africa's development dynamics to realise Agenda 2063

OECD Development Centre

Africa’s Development Dynamics 2018 examines policies to foster inclusive growth, create jobs and reduce inequalities. These policies, in turn, aim to achieve Agenda 2063’s aspirations of "a prosperous Africa based on inclusive growth and sustainable development" and meet the objectives of its First Ten Year Implementation Plan 2013-2023. The dynamics of growth, jobs and inequalities also depend on Africa’s integration into the global economy and on megatrends affecting the continent. The five regional chapters of the report demonstrate important differences in the dynamics of growth, jobs and inequalities between Southern, Central, East, North and West Africa, and propose specific policies for each region. The report provides African decision makers with an up-to-date tool for policy dialogue and reform at national, regional economic community and pan-African levels.

English Also available in: Portuguese, French, Italian


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