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.

English Also available in: French


OECD Development Centre

MADAGASCAR IS ONE OF SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA’S poorest countries, and its structural weaknesses, notably in public finance management, slow its growth and economic and social development.The financial system is also precarious, and the country remains vulnerable to external shocks as well as to climatic hazards. Nevertheless, the government is set on strengthening the economy through its bold 2007-12 Madagascar Action Plan (MAP), which aims to continue structural reforms, diversify levers for growth and achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).


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