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.
|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|
|Statistical Annex Tables|
Africa’s performance and prospects5 chapters available
Entrepreneurship and industrialisation3 chapters available
Country notes31 chapters available
African Economic Outlook website
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