African Economic Outlook 2017
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.
This flagship publication, which annually reviews all 54 African countries, is a joint effort of the African Development Bank (AfDB), UNDP and OECD.
The report has a dedicated website: www.africaneconomicoutlook.org, which houses this as well as past editions.