Development

African Economic Outlook 2017

Entrepreneurship and Industrialisation

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Published on May 22, 2017

Also available in: French, Portuguese

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The African Economic Outlook 2017 presents the continent’s current state of affairs and forecasts its situation for the coming two years. This annual report examines Africa’s performance in crucial areas: macroeconomics, external financial flows and tax revenues, trade policies and regional integration, human development, and governance. For its 16th edition, the report  takes a hard look at the role of entrepreneurs in Africa’s industrialisation process. It proposes practical steps that African governments can take to carry out effective industrialisation strategies. Policies aimed at improving skills, business clusters and financing could remove important constraints on African private enterprises.

A section of country notes summarises recent economic growth, forecasts gross domestic product for 2017 and 2018, and highlights the main policy issues facing each of the 54 African countries. A statistical annex (available only on line) compares country-specific economic, social and political variables.

SUMMARIESavailable in 7 languages

English African Economic Outlook 2017 (Summary in English)
French African Economic Outlook 2017 (Summary in French) Perspectives économiques en Afrique 2017
Spanish African Economic Outlook 2017 (Summary in Spanish) Perspectivas Económicas de África 2017
German African Economic Outlook 2017 (Summary in German) Wirtschaftsausblick Afrika 2017
Italian African Economic Outlook 2017 (Summary in Italian) Prospettive economiche sull’Africa 2017
Chinese African Economic Outlook 2017 (Summary in Chinese) 2017年非洲经济展望
Portuguese African Economic Outlook 2017 (Summary in Portuguese) Perspetivas Económicas em África 2017

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Editorial
Executive summary
Statistical Annex
Statistical Annex Tables
Africa’s performance and prospects5 chapters available
Africa's macroeconomic prospects
External financial flows and tax revenues for Africa
Trade policies and regional integration in Africa
Human development in Africa
Political and economic governance in Africa
Entrepreneurship and industrialisation3 chapters available
Improving entrepreneurship for industrialisation in Africa
Designing, carrying out and assessing Africa's industrialisation strategies
Policies to promote entrepreneurship for Africa's industrialisation
Country notes31 chapters available
Country Snapshots
Angola
Botswana
Cabo Verde
Egypt
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gambia
Ghana
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Malawi
Mauritius
Mozambique
Namibia
Nigeria
Rwanda
Sao Tome and Principe
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe
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