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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Côte d'Ivoire

OECD Development Centre

Thanks to its relative economic prosperity, observed until recently in steadily positive growth rates, Côte d’Ivoire was for a long time the main development hub of the subregion. For several years now, however, the country has been in deep crisis, and this has distinctly affected its economy and social cohesion. At the root of the crisis lie several causes, including poorly controlled immigration, the absence of a real policy to manage land assets and the fragility of the country’s institutional and democratic governance systems. For the past three years, Côte d’Ivoire has been divided in two as a result...

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