The OECD carries out different types of reviews of African countries which provide targeted policy advice and recommendations to support country reform priorities. Below are few examples of recent reviews.

Investment Policy Reviews


Investment Policy Reviews present an overview of investment trends and policies and provide detailed policy recommendations to attract greater and better investment across key sectors. As of 2015, seven countries in sub-Saharan Africa have been reviewed: Nigeria, Mauritius, Mozambique, Zambia, Tanzania, Botswana, and Burkina Faso.

OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Nigeria 2015






Economic Surveys

The Economic Surveys, published biennially for each OECD Member and Key Partner economy, analyse major economic challenges and propose reform priorities drawing on international good practices.

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Skills Beyond School Review of South Africa

The Skills Beyond School Review of South Africa evaluates the progress in addressing the challenges in the country’s vocational education and training system.







OECD Observer on Africa- Special Edition


OECD Observer on Africa Special EditionThe recent special edition OECD Observer issue on Africa featuring articles from OECD economists, African ministers, personalities and the Secretary General.

Can Africa sustain its recent strong economic performances and benefit more from its abundant resources?





West African Weekly NewsBriefs 


The Sahel and West Africa Club Secretariat’s weekly NewsBrief covers current political, economic and social trends in West Africa. Drawing on contributions from West African journalists as well as from the Club’s West African Members (ECOWAS, UEMOA, CILSS), it informs you about key events, regional trends, new publications and data, interviews and viewpoints.




The OECD produces regional reviews which monitor and analyse key socio-economic developments and trends in the region. Recent publications include:

African Economic Outlook


AEOThe African Economic Outlook is an essential reference for monitoring the economic, social and political developments of the continent. It currently covers 54 African economies and includes a rich statistical annex.

The 2015 Outlook focuses on regional development and spatial inclusion.

The Atlas of the Sahara-Sahel: Geography, Economics and Security

The Atlas of the Sahara-Sahel: Geography, Economics and Security explores the crossborder nature of current crises and analyses the evolution of social networks and trafficking in the region.





Mapping Support for Africa's Infrastructure Investment


Infrastructure development is critical for Africa’s economic growth and poverty reduction. Yet there is a significant funding gap to fulfil the continent’s infrastructure needs, which cannot be met by current official sources of funding alone. This report presents an overview of promoting private investment for Africa’s infrastructure.






African countries feature in some of the OECD’s other key publications and projects, including:

Putting Green Growth at the Heart of Development

The report Putting Green Growth at the Heart of Development explains why green growth is vital and outlines a twin-track agenda for national and international action to help achieve green growth in developing countries, including in Sub-Saharan Africa.




Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting

‌The Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project is a key area of current co-operation with the region.

The Project engages African countries in order to find coherent global solutions to global tax issues and to address the impact of tax evasion on developing economies.








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