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African Economic Outlook 2011

Africa and its Emerging Partners

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This tenth edition of the African Economic Outlook finds the continent on the rebound and expects it growth performance in the next years to resume at pre-crisis levels. The focus of the 2010 AEO is Africa's Emerging Economic Partnerships, presenting a comprehensive review of Africa's expanding economic relations with outside the continent that until very recently did not belong to the club of traditional “donors”, the OECD Development Assistance Committee. Africa benefits not only from the visible direct interactions with large emerging countries – investment, trade, aid – but also from the macroeconomic, political and strategic advantages that their rise has produced. As always, country chapters provide detailed information on a country-by-country basis and the statistical annex provides a wide variety of indicators for the countries covered.  This year, the AEA covers all African countries except Eritriea and Somalia.

Full-length country notes and report are available on www.africaneconomicoutlook.org

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Burundi

OECD Development Centre

Burundi's economy grew by 3.9% in 2010. As in previous years, this rate was below the government's target of 4.5%, mainly as a result of political uncertainty stemming from a series of elections in a politically fractionalised environment, as well as inclement weather. In 2011 and 2012, growth is expected to reach 4.5% and 5.2% respectively. This improvement will be conditional on better weather conditions and a more predictable political environment.

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