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African Economic Outlook 2013

Structural Transformation and Natural Resources

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The African Economic Outlook is the only annual report that monitors in detail the economic performance of 53 individual countries on the continent, using a strictly comparable analytical framework.

The focus of the 2013 edition if structural transformation and natural resources in Africa. This edition draws lessons from Africa and elsewhere on how to accelerate structural change and amplify the positive force of natural resources. The report also features and overview of Africa's performance and prospects, country notes and a rich statistical annex.

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Central African Republic

OECD Development Centre

The increasingly fragile political and security situation has not only worsened the economic outlook for 2013, it has also made it highly uncertain. Despite the peace deal signed in Libreville on 11 January 2013, resulting in a national unity government, the Seleka rebels launched an offensive on the capital, Bangui, on 22 March 2013, setting up a new regime. Chief rebel Michel Djotodia proclaimed himself president, while former president François Bozizé was forced into exile. The events also sparked extensive looting and the destruction of public and private property in Bangui.

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