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African Economic Outlook 2005

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The African Economic Outlook, a joint project of the African Development Bank and the OECD Development Centre, is an annual review of the recent economic situation and the likely short-term evolution of selected African countries. 

The analysis is presented on a country-by-country basis using a unique analytical design.  This common framework includes a forecasting exercise for the current and the two following years using a simple macroeconomic model, together with an analysis of the social and political context.  It also contains a comparative synthesis of African country prospects, placing the evolution of African economies in the world economic context.  A statistical appendix completes the volume.

"OECD has prepared a thorough report on the economic situation in Africa."

-Julius Coles, President, Africare

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Benin

OECD Development Centre

BENIN’S MACROECONOMIC RESULTS have been satisfactory since the early 1990s, with annual growth averaging five per cent and inflation under control, accompanied by stable politics and great freedom of expression that is an example to the rest of Africa. But the mainstays of the economy have recently shown signs of fragility, slowing economic activity in 2003 and...

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