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By South African standards, the country experienced high real GDP growth in2005 and 2006 at around 5 %. But gold mining and agriculture are largely underperforming owing to structural bottlenecks and diminishing prospects.
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DESPITE AN IMPROVED ECONOMIC situation foreshadowing a brighter future, Congo is still suffering overall from the 1990s civil wars, whose devastatingeffects on the populations and infrastructures continue to weigh heavily on economic and social recovery.
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Main areas of work of the OECD Development Centre Programme of Work 2009-2010: Global Development Outlook (GDO), Regional Analysis and Monitoring and Networks.
The economy recorded modest growth of about 2.8 per cent of GDP in 2005 (down from 3.5 per cent in 2004) and budget austerity prevailed after the government’s financial excesses in 2004, which had again prevented the economy reaching co
A favourable international climate has led to Algeria’s GDP growing by 5.4 per cent in 20. In the transport sector, the present comfortable situation with regard to public finance has enabled the authorities to undertake costly large-scale works.
As Perspectivas Económicas na África avaliam, anualmente, a situação económica recente de uma amostra des países africanos e a sua evolução provável a curto prazo.
Since 2000, the OECD Observer has regularly published articles on the MDGs.
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The diversification indicator measures the extent to which exports are diversified. It is constructed as the inverse of a Herfindal index, using desegregated exports at 4 digits. A higher index indicates more export diversification.
The African Economic Outlook, a joint project of the African Development Bank and the OECD Development Centre, is an annual review of the recent economic situation and the likely short-term evolution of selected African countries.
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Lowering interest rates and, thus, the cost of borrowing in the rand zone (Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland and South Africa) is a priority to promote investment and economic growth.