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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Côte d'Ivoire

OECD Development Centre

CÔTE D’IVOIRE IS STILL FACING the consequences of the political crisis and its high points: the coup of 1999, the contested elections of 2000 won by current President Laurent Gbagbo, and the armed conflict of 2002 between the rebels and government forces. Beginning in September 2002, the conflict caused the flight of nearly 1.7 million people, the destruction of economic infrastructure and the breakdown of government administration. As it persisted, the crisis also brought a drastic fall in output, a substantial drop in employment and worsening security conditions.


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