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In Africa, yields for cereals, and roots and tubers have stagnated during 1990-2006, while yields in Southeast Asia increased by more than 30 per cent
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For four consecutive years, Africa has experienced record economic growth. Overall in 2007 the continent registered 5.7 per cent GDP growth and a per capita increase of 3.7 per cent.
Black Sea & Central Asia Economic Outlook

The OECD Development Centre’s new Black Sea and Central Asian Economic Outlook assesses the economies and policies of countries in the Black Sea and Central Asian regions. It has been designed as a unique tool for national and regional dialogue between policy makers, civil society and communication professionals. The publication, which has a focus on “Promoting Work and Well Being”, includes an analysis of employment, informal employment, migration, coping mechanisms of individuals against income loses and labour market policies, and identifies best practices from other regions, particularly from OECD countries. 

The official launch in Bucharest on 23 June will be hosted by the Romanian Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Labour, Family and Equal Opportunities, and by the OECD Development Centre. The event, sponsored by ERSTE Bank, will provide participants with an opportunity to share their views on policy challenges in the two regions examined in the book.


For more information
Black Sea & Central Asian Economic Outlook 2008
Recent Development Centre publications

Business for Development 2008

What will turn African agriculture into a profitable business? Our 2008 edition of Business for Development, to be launched in Tokyo and Yokohama at the occasion of TICAD IV, offers evidence-based analysis and advice on how to foster African agricultural development and seeks ways for it to become a profitable industry.
Read more on Business for Development 2008: Promoting Commercial Agriculture in Africa

Financing Development: Whose Ownership?

Financing Development 2008 asks: “Whose ownership?”. Indeed everyone agrees that developing-country ownership is a condition for effective development finance. But examples of true ownership are rare. The authors of this OECD Development Centre study take a variety of approaches to answer this issue.
Read more on Financing Development 2008

Forthcoming Events



Launch of the OECD Black Sea and Central Asian Economic Outlook: "Work and Well-Being"
Bucharest. contact


Migration and Developing Countries
Round-table during the 12th General Conference of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (EADI). Geneva. contact.


VIIIth African Economic Outlook Forum
Organised with the African Development Bank, the Agence française de développement and the French Ministry of Economy, Finance and Employment. Paris. Register online. contact.

All Events and Meetings 2008


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