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.

English Also available in: French


OECD Development Centre

Economic activity in Africa is estimated to have risen by nearly 5 per cent in 2005, and is expected to increase to 5.8 per cent and 5.5 per cent in 2006 and 2007, respectively. Oil-exporting countries, however, are outpacing others by a substantial margin. Moreover, some countries continue to face serious problems – including the humanitarian catastrophe in the Darfur region of Sudan, the economic collapse in Zimbabwe, drought and food crisis affecting several areas in a number of East, West, and Southern African countries...

English Also available in: French

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