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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.
Denis Drechsler is a Policy Analyst and Outrach Co-ordinator. In this position, he oversees the outreach activities of the Policy Coherence group and supports research on gender equality, migraton and social protection.
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Average growth performance by region
Source: African Economic Outlook 2003/2004 - Selected Sample Statistics: Average growth performance by region, Income poverty target in Sub-Saharan Africa (in % of population), Energy consumption in Africa and in the World (in t.o.
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Income Poverty Target in Sub-Saharan Africa
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Energy Consumption in Africa and in the World
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While the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are broadly supported, their financing remains problematic.
This study spotlights the progress made in the region’s privatisation effort over the last decade.
The Development Centre and the OECD Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, in collaboration with the Foreign Investment Advisory Service of the World Bank Group, are jointly organising an informal meeting of national experts from the region to discuss future collaborative work and priorities
Presentations and Speeches by Professor Louka T. Katseli, Director, Development Centre