Africa and Middle East

Focus

  • Launch of the 2016 African Economic Outlook

    The launch of the African Economic Outlook (AEO) 2016: "Sustainable Cities and Structural Transformation in Africa", will take place at the African Development Bank Group annual meetings, on May 23rd 2016 in Lusaka.

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  • Ghana becomes the 50th member of the OECD Development Centre

    Ghana’s entry into the OECD Development Centre marks a significant stride in support of the country’s inclusive growth and development strategy. It also deepens the Centre’s global representativeness and institutional cooperation with pan-African arenas as it welcomes its 9th African member country.

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  • Revenue Statistics in Africa

    The publication Revenue Statistics in Africa is jointly undertaken by the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration and the OECD Development Centre, the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF). It compiles comparable tax revenue and non-tax revenue statistics for eight countries in Africa: Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Mauritius, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia.

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The OECD Development Centre monitors key economic and social trends on the continent with a view to informing policy making by African governments and their partners. In particular, it leads the OECD contribution to the African Economic Outlook, a joint project with the African Development Bank and the UNDP.

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External financial flows to African economies are increasing. Their development impact must be assessed against progress in mobilising domestic resources.   The creators of NEPAD considered political governance as an essential determinant of development performance. We review existing evidence and propose original indicators.   Growth has been good over the last decade but job creation remains too slow. What is needed is no less than an overhaul of growth strategies.