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The main drivers of economic globalization have historically been Western developed countries, and as
Laura Recuero Virto is an economist at the Africa and Middle East Team at the Development Center
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African agriculture is a sleeping giant. Agribusiness remains in its infancy in most sub-Saharan African countries.
Live Broadcasting Africa Forum 2009
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This is a short 60 second guide to the 2009 AEO.
The 2009 African Economic Outlook focuses on Innovations in Information and Communication technologies. It also presents a comprehensive analysis of the economic, social and political developments on the continent.
The 2009 Outlook covers 47 African countries, up from 35 last year. The report finds the region gravely affected by the global economic downturn. Following half a decade of above 5 per cent economic growth, the continent can expect only 2.8 per cent in 2009.
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This document summarizes the key findings of the 2009 African Economic Outlook as they relate to the global economic downturn.
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Council - AEO 09 - 210409 rev jtgs
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AEO PPT 23 April