Africa and Middle East


  • African Economic Outlook 2014: Global Value Chains & Africa's Industrialisation

    The African Development Bank (AfDB), the OECD Development Centre and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched their 2014 African Economic Outlook on Monday 19 May 2014. This year’s edition for the first time covers all of the continent’s 54 countries and dedicates its special chapter to global value chains and Africa’s industrialisation.

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  • Africa Forum 2014

    “By Africa, for Africa?” Industrialisation and Integration for Inclusive Growth. The 14th International Economic Forum on Africa will take place 6 October in Paris.

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  • Harmonising African Revenue Statistics

    African tax administration representatives gathered under the auspices of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) on 25-26 November 2014 to set the framework for harmonising their revenue statistics.

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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.

Development Finance




Youth Employment

Multidimensional Country Reviews
Global Value Chains Initiative
Natural resources
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.