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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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Niger

OECD Development Centre

External shocks – bad weather and little rain, as well as the effect of political crises in nearby Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria and Libya – sharply reduced growth in 2011 to 4.2% (from 8% the previous year). Medium-term prospects are very good, however, and the economy should expand by 11.2% in 2012 before settling at 6% in 2013, mostly due to mining (uranium) and oil (the new refinery at Zinder).

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