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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Cape Verde

OECD Development Centre

CAPE VERDE’S ECONOMY IS ESTIMATED to have grown by 6.6 per cent in 2007, down from 10.8 per cent in 2006. This strong growth reflects a relatively high rate of execution of the public investment programme (PIP) and a dynamic private sector, supported by a substantial increase in domestic credit and private investment, including large inflows of foreign direct investment (FDI). In 2008 and 2009, real GDP is expected to grow by 7.6 per cent and 7.0 per cent respectively.The annual average inflation rate fell to 4.5 per cent in 2007, from 6 per cent in 2006, and it is projected to drop further to under 3 per cent in 2008.


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