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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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Congo Republic

OECD Development Centre

Reconstruction is underway in Congo after more than a decade of political instability and sporadic armed conflicts. The enormous damage wreaked by the civil war, ravaging the capital, Brazzaville, and the Pool region several times between 1997 and 2003 is compounded by the harmful effects of many years of poor public-resource management. The balance after the last outbreak of violence in 2003 is one of a country that is impoverished and heavily in debt, and the economic development of which is immensely hampered by inadequate and outdated infrastructure of all kinds and an important deficit in capacities.

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