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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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Uganda

OECD Development Centre

For the past two decades, Uganda has had one of the most successful economies in Africa, combining high growth and low inflation. Real GDP growth was an estimated 5.8 per cent in the 2004/05 fiscal year and is projected to remain roughly steady at that rate in 2005/06. This strong economic performance is attributable to prudent macroeconomic management and bold structural reforms, supported by large inflows of overseas development assistance (ODA). However, recent unsettling political developments have led a number of international donors to reassess their support.

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