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African Economic Outlook 2006

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This fact-filled reference book brings the reader the latest available economic information for most of the economies of Africa.  Drawing on the expertise of both the African Development Bank and the OECD, it opens with an overview that examines the international environment, macroeconomic performance, progress towards attaining the Millennium Development Goals, and governance and political issues.  This edition includes a special section on transport infrastructure issues.  The second part provides individual country reports for 30 countries.  Each country report provides an assessment of recent economic performance, projections for 2006 and 2007, an examination of structural issues, and a discussion of the political and social context.  The statistical annex presents 23 tables comparing economic and social variables across all the countries of Africa.

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Burkina Faso

OECD Development Centre

The country had a very mixed year in 2005. Between January and September a shortfall in the 2004/05 food-crop harvests created a sub-regional food crisis and a return of inflation. The economic climate was also affected by the delayed impact of the Ivorian crisis on transport costs (and thus supply of raw materials for industry) and by the sustained increase in oil prices. But these problems remained under control. The public adapted to higher fuel prices and the excellent 2004/05...

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