African Economic Outlook 2012

Promoting Youth Employment

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This 11th edition of the African Economic Outlook reviews recent economic, social and political developments and the short-term likely evolutions of 53 African countries. This year’s edition will for the first time cover Eritrea and South Sudan. The focus of the 2012 AEO is the promotion of youth employment in Africa, presenting a comprehensive review of both challenges and opportunities Africa faces in providing its young population with sufficient and decent jobs.

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


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OECD Development Centre

The development model adopted these past ten years by Morocco, featuring openness, economic liberalisation and the implementation of structural reforms, allowed the economy in 2011 to resist, in a difficult national and international context. In Morocco the Arab Spring and its social and political claims resulted in the adoption of a new constitution and triggered early legislative elections. Despite domestic tensions and a deteriorated economic situation in Europe, which is the country’s main economic partner, Morocco’s real growth in 2011 stood at 4.6%. The effects on the national economy of the slowdown in external demand were offset by a good agricultural season and vibrant domestic demand. The country’s growth rate is expected to confirm its vigour at 4.5% and 4.8% in 2012 and 2013 respectively.

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