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THE 2005 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WAS a contest between opposition parties and a “presidential majority” coalition backing President Omar Bongo Ondimba for another sevenyear term. Bongo was declared by the constitutional court to have won re-election with about 80 per centof the votes cast.
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BENIN HAS EXPERIENCED A GRADUAL slowdown in growth since 2001, from 6.2% in 2001 to 2.9% in 2005. Nevertheless, indicators for 2006 improved in comparison with 2005 and the overall outlook is quite positive.
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EGYPT HAS GREATLY BENEFITED FROM reforms to open up and liberalise its economy in recent years and has quickly become a dynamic market economy, led by the private sector and well integrated into the global economy.
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AEO 2007 contains, once again, grounds for optimism regarding the continent’s sustained economic development. Backed by favourable commodity prices, increased aid flows, debt forgiveness and the implementation of needed reforms, economic performance improved in many African countries in 2006.
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AFTER REACHING 5.5 PER CENT IN 2005, growth might only have barely reached 3 per cent in Senegal in 2006, owing to a conjunction of unfavourable factors.
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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.
Aid alone cannot finance development; new actors and fresh sources of finance are essential complements to it. This highly stimulating book takes a deep look at the changes in the "international development finance architecture".
This book describes the opportunities and challenges that Latin American economies will face as Chinese importance in the world economy—and in Latin America's traditional markets—continues to grow.
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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.
This book analyses how local firms can get involved in global value chains, access distant and profitable markets and upgrade their capabilities. Based on case studies, the book reviews experiences of governments and enterprises in the Mekong sub-region.