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African Economic Outlook 2010
OECD, African Development Bank, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. Published by : OECD Publishing , Publication date:  06 Jul 2010
Pages: 286 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264086524 , OECD Code: 412010031P1
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Imprint:  OECD Development Centre Frequency: Annual   Tables: 70  Charts: 70 


Since 2002, the annual African Economic Outlook has been charting the progress of the continent’s economies. Africa was propelled by seven years of strong growth from 2002 to 2008, only to be stopped in its tracks by the world’s deepest and most widespread recession in half a century. This edition finds the continent struggling to get back on its feet and identify new, more crisis-resilient practices for moving forward. In this context, decision makers in African and OECD countries, both in the public and private sectors, will find this year's analysis of particular interest for their activities.

Jointly published by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the OECD Development Centre and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the African Economic Outlook project is generously supported by the European Development Fund. It combines the expertise accumulated by the OECD – which produces the OECD Economic Outlook twice yearly – with the knowledge of the AfDB, UNECA and a network of African research institutions on African economies.

This year’s Outlook reviews recent economic, social and political developments and the short-term likely evolution of 50 African countries. The African Economic Outlook is drawn from a country-by-country analysis based on a unique common framework. This includes a forecasting exercise for 2010 to 2012 using a simple macroeconomic model, together with an analysis of the social and political context. Its overview chapter provides a comparative synthesis of African country prospects which places the evolution of African economies in the world economic context. A statistical appendix completes the volume.  

African Economic Outlook 2010 focuses on public resource mobilisation and aid in Africa, presenting a comprehensive review of best practices in tax administration, policies and multilateral agreements, including recommendations for meeting future challenges. The role that aid should play to help African countries mobilise their public resources to meet their development goals is also discussed. The original dataset that resulted from the 50-country analysis will be made available for free on

Table of contents:
-Executive Summary
-Chapter 1. Macroeconomic Situation and Prospects
-Chapter 2. External Financial Flows to Africa
-Chapter 3. Trade Policies and Regional Integration in Africa
-Chapter 4. Progress towards the Millennium Development Goals
-Chapter 5. Political and Economic Governance
-Chapter 1. What is Public Resource Mobilisation and Why Does It Matter?
-Chapter 2. The State of Public Resource Mobilisation in Africa
-Chapter 3. Challenges for African Policy Makers
-Chapter 4. Policy Options
-Burkina Faso
-Cape Verde
-Central African Republic
-Congo, Dem. Rep.
-Congo, Rep.
-Côte d'Ivoire
-Equatorial Guinea
-Sæ#163;o Tomé and Principe
-Sierra Leone
-South Africa
-Basic Indicators 2009 (Population, Land area, Population density, GDP US$, GDP per capita, Annual real growth)
-Real GDP growth rates 2001-2011
-Demand composition 2008-2011
-Public finances 2008-2011 (revenue, expenditure and lending, balance)
-Monetary indicators 2008-2011 (inflation, exchange rates, broad money supply, reserves)
-Balance of payments indicators 2008-2011 (trade balance, current account balance)
-Three leading exports of each country, 2008
-Diversification and competitiveness indicators, 2004-2008
-International prices of exports, 1996-2009
-Foreign direct investment, 2003-2008
-Aid flows, 2003-2008
-External debt indicators, 2008-2011
-Demographic indicators, 2009 (population, urban population, sex ratio, population growth rate, infant mortality rate, total fertility rate, mortality under age 5, distribution by age)
-Poverty and income distribution indicators
-Access to services (telecomms, internet, electricity, water suppply sanitation)
-Health indicators (life expectancy, nourishment/food availability, health expenditure, health personnel)
-Major diseases (HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis, Measles, Vaccination)
-Basic education indicators (adult literacy, youth literacy, education expenditure)
-School enrolment by gender and level
-Employment and remittances (unemployment rate, participation rate, inactivity rate, worker remittances
-Corruption perception index 1999-2009
-Civil tension 1996-2009
-Softening of the political regime, 1996-2009
-State pressures on civil liberties, 1996-2009

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