African Economic Outlook 2016

Sustainable Cities and Structural Transformation

OECD Development Centre

The African Economic Outlook 2016 presents the continent’s current state of affairs and forecasts its situation for the coming two years. This annual report examines Africa’s performance in crucial areas: macroeconomics, financing, trade policies and regional integration, human development, and governance. For its 15th edition, the African Economic Outlook  takes a hard look at urbanisation and structural transformation in Africa and proposes practical steps to foster sustainable cities.

A section of country  notes summarises recent economic growth, forecasts gross domestic product for 2016 and 2017, and highlights the main policy issues facing each of the 54 African countries. A statistical annex compares country-specific economic, social and political variables.

23 May 2016 400 pages English Also available in: Portuguese, French 9789264256477 (PDF)

Author(s): African Development Bank, OECD and United Nations Development Programme