The fourth edition of the African Economic Outlook was launched in
African economies have just registered their highest overall growth in eight years - more than 5 per cent in 2004 - thanks to rising global commodity prices, the expansion of its oil production, propitious weather conditions, and steadily prudent economic policies.
In the short run, African economies are still highly vulnerable to regional conflicts, adverse weather conditions and volatile commodity prices.
What are some regional and national responses to these challenges? In particular, how can oil producers take advantage of oil-revenue windfalls? What are the policy challenges related to the removal of preferential trade agreements? What can trade partners and donors do to help African governments further these changes?
The 2004/2005 edition African Economic Outlook tackles those and other crucial challenges for African development, providing an in depth update on the economic and political situation in 29 African countries.
The full edition of the African Economic Outlook is available from:
- SourceOECD for subscribing institutions and many libraries
- OECD Online Bookshop for non subscribers
- Olisnet for subscribed Government Officials
For further information, please contact: DEV.Africa@oecd.org .