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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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Mali

OECD Development Centre

Mali returned to a stronger 5.5 per cent growth rate in 2005 after 2.2 per cent in the previous year. This figure, close to the average 5 per cent experienced over the 1994-2004 period, is marked by a catch-up effect in relation to 2004, which was an atypical, difficult year. The vulnerable and erratic nature of Malian economic growth is due to exogenous factors such as rainfall, fluctuating international market prices for its principal export products (cotton and gold), rising hydrocarbon prices and regional instability...

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