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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OECD Development Centre

BETWEEN 1999 AND 2004, reforms undertaken in Tunisia were chiefly aimed at preparing for opening to the world economy, encouraging diversification and increasing competitivity. These enabled the country to adapt to a difficult international environment and to survive three consecutive years of drought. In 2003, good performances in agriculture and tourism accelerated growth from 1.7 per cent (2002) to 5.6 per cent. According to estimates, this should reach 5.5 per cent...


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