Africa's Development Dynamics 2018
Growth, Jobs and Inequalities
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.
Published on July 11, 2018Also available in: French, Portuguese