In 2014, the political crisis, along with lower gold and cotton prices and the Ebola epidemic in West Africa (which led to the cancellation of many international events), had a significant effect on Burkina Faso’s economy.
Botswana’s economy has recovered from the global economic crisis. Real GDP registered robust growth in 2013, underpinned by buoyant activity in the mining sector, particularly diamond production, in spite of bottlenecks in the power and water sectors.
With Africa’s population set to double by 2050, modernising local economies will be vital to make the continent more competitive and to increase people’s living standards, according to the African Economic Outlook 2015, released at the African Development Bank Group’s 50th Annual Meetings.
The African Development Bank (AfDB), the OECD Development Centre and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will publish their joint African Economic Outlook 2015, a yearly report containing projections, analyses and 54 country notes on macroeconomic, finance, trade and human development trends in Africa.
The aim of the Revenue Statistics in Africa project is to enhance the comparability, quality and accessibility of data on a voluntary basis, using a time-tested methodology and process.
Drawing from its recent Economic Outlook reports on Asia and Africa, the OECD Development Centre will help the Community of Portuguese-speaking countries (CPLP) assess those prospects and reflect on policy options at their Heads of States’ Summit in Dili, Timor Leste, on 24 July.
By participating more effectively in the global production of goods and services, Africa can transform its economy and achieve a development breakthrough, according to the latest African Economic Outlook, released at the African Development Bank Group’s Annual Meetings.
O relatório deste ano revela que África tem resistido a choques internos e externos e que se prepara para alcançar taxas de crescimento económico saudáveis. Prevê-se que o crescimento do continente aumente para 4,8 por cento em 2014, e entre 5 e 6 por cento em 2015, níveis estes que não eram registados desde a crise económica global de 2009.
TICAD Side Event: Knowledge Partnerships. African Economic Outlook 2013: Structural Transformation & Natural Resources Sunday, 2 June 2013
Launch of the African Economic Outlook 2013. Special theme: Structural Transformation and Natural Resources in Africa