ISBN Number: 978-92-64-02510-3 Publication Date: May 2007
In 2007, the African Economic Outlook's focus was on Access to Drinking Water and Sanitation. This edition was launched in Shanghai, at the African Development Bank Annual Meetings.
This report is a unique tool for African and OECD-based decision makers from the public and private sector, including aid agencies, investors, and government officials of aid-recipient countries.
The African Economic Outlook is an African Development Bank, OECD Development Centre and Economic Commission for Africa joint project. It also benefits from the generous support of the European Commission.
The detailed statistics, tables and charts contained in the report are available via the StatLinks printed in the book (EXCEL™).
> 2006 was the fourth consecutive year of economic growth above 4 per cent in Africa, with economic activity expected to remain high over the next few years. Oil and mineral exporting countries, however, are outpacing others by a substantial margin, a trend which is set to sharpen in 2007 and 2008. (more...)
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Kenya, Morocco, Uganda have diversified their export structure in recent years, while other, mainly oil and mineral producers (Algeria, Cameroon and Mozambique) are becoming further specialised.
Did You Know? Sub-Saharan Africa has the lowest drinking water and sanitation coverage in the world. One in two people has no easy access to drinking water and two out of three to proper sanitation facilities. (more...)
Progress has, however, been excellent in Northern Africa, in Mauritius and in South Africa. Uganda has tripled the number of people with access to drinking water between 1990 and 2006, and Tanzania has ensured that 90 per cent of the population have access to some form of sanitation. (more...)
Did You Know? Only Algeria, Cape Verde, Egypt, Mauritius, Seychelles, Tanzania and Tunisia are likely to ensure that all children complete primary school by 2015. (plus...)
Since debt relief is now completed in many African countries, aid of this type is likely to fall sharply after 2007. This loss will need to be compensated by a rapid rise in other forms of Official Development Assistance. (more...)
Did You Know? Progress towards participative democracy is encouraging. Almost 59 million Africans participated in the Presidential Elections held in 10 countries in 2006 (67.3 per cent turn out rate). Moreover, 7 countries organised multiparty legislative election. (more...)