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Africa's Development Dynamics 2018

Growth, Jobs and Inequalities

Published on July 11, 2018

Also available in: French, Portuguese

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What are the major economic and social trends in Africa? What is Africa’s role in globalisation? This new annual report presents an Africa open to the world and towards the future. Africa's Development Dynamics uses the lessons learned in the five African regions – Central, East, North, Southern and West Africa – to develop recommendations and share good practices. The report identifies innovative policies and offers practical policy recommendations, adapted to the specificities of African economies.

Drawing on the most recent available statistics, this analysis of development dynamics aims to help African leaders reach the targets of the African Union’s Agenda 2063 at all levels: continental, regional, and national. Every year this report will focus on one strategic theme. This first edition explores the dynamics of growth, jobs, and inequalities. It proposes ten decisive actions to promote sustainable economic and social development and to strengthen institutions in Africa.

This volume also feeds into a policy debate between African Union’s nations, citizens, entrepreneurs and researchers. It aims to be part of a new co-operation between countries and regions focused on mutual learning and the preservation of common goods. This report is the result of a partnership between the African Union Commission and the OECD Development Centre.

SUMMARIESavailable in 8 languages

English Africa's Development Dynamics 2018 (Summary in English)
French Africa's Development Dynamics 2018 (Summary in French) Dynamiques du développement en Afrique 2018
Spanish Africa's Development Dynamics 2018 (Summary in Spanish) Dinámicas del desarrollo en África 2018
German Africa's Development Dynamics 2018 (Summary in German) Entwicklungsdynamik in Afrika 2018
Japanese Africa's Development Dynamics 2018 (Summary in Japanese) アフリカの開発の原動力2018
Italian Africa's Development Dynamics 2018 (Summary in Italian) Le dinamiche di sviluppo dell’Africa 2018
Chinese Africa's Development Dynamics 2018 (Summary in Chinese) 2018年非洲发展动态
Portuguese Africa's Development Dynamics 2018 (Summary in Portuguese) Dinâmicas do Desenvolvimento em África 2018

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Editorial
Executive summary
Overview: Harnessing Africa's development dynamics to realise Agenda 2063
Africa's integration into the global economy
Infographic: Africa's integration into the global economy
Megatrends affecting Africa's integration into the global economy
Infographic: Megatrends affecting Africa's integration into the global economy
Dynamics of growth, jobs and inequalities in Southern Africa
Infographic: Dynamics of growth, jobs and inequalities in Southern Africa
Dynamics of growth, jobs and inequalities in Central Africa
Infographic: Dynamics of growth, jobs and in equalities in Central Africa
Dynamics of growth, jobs and inequalities in East Africa
Infographic: Dynamics of growth, jobs and inequalities in East Africa
Dynamics of growth, jobs and inequalities in North Africa
Infographic: Dynamics of growth, jobs and inequalities in North Africa
Dynamics of growth, jobs and inequalities in West Africa
Infographic: Dynamics of growth, jobs and inequalities in West Africa
Policy recommendations
Infographic: 3 policy pillars and 10 recommendations
Statistical annex
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Launch event

The "Africa's Development Dynamics 2018 - Growth, Jobs and Inequalities" report was launched on Wednesday, 11 July 2018,  at the African Union Commission (AUC) Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Press release 

In Africa, government action is key to overcoming challenges related to growth, jobs and inequalities, according to the new joint report by the African Union Commission and the OECD Development Centre

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