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.

English Also available in: Portuguese, French

Political and economic governance in Africa

OECD Development Centre

There are more elections in Africa than ever before, but the intensity of protests across Africa in 2012 was almost the same as the landmark Arab Spring year. North African countries remain tense, while people in many sub-Saharan states worry about jobs and the cost of living. This chapter reveals the African Economic Outlook’s annual indicators on civil protests and political freedoms and sets out the trends behind them.

English Also available in: French, Portuguese


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