African Economic Outlook 2008

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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 focus on technical and vocational skills development. The second part provides individual country reports for 35 countries.  Each country report provides an assessment of recent economic performance, projections for 2008 and 2009, an examination of structural issues, and a discussion of the political and social context.  The statistical annex presents 24 tables comparing economic and social variables across all the countries of Africa.

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OECD Development Centre

THE ANGOLAN ECONOMY GREW by an estimated 19.8 per cent in 2007, up from 18.6 per cent in 2006, boosted by increasing oil production and prices. The non-oil sector also performed well, notably construction, agriculture, manufacturing and financial services, although slightly less well than the previous year. Inflation has remained steady in the past two years, with the consumer price index increasing 12 per cent in 2006 and 11.8 per cent in 2007. This is a significant decrease from the 19 per cent inflation rate in 2005.


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