2015 report on North Africa: Taking the pulse of a region

In its 2015 report for North Africa, the AfDB assessed the economies of the six countries in the region: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia. The report notes that the major transition period in the wake of the Arab Spring has led to democratic elections in almost all the countries of North Africa in 2014 and 2015. The report also highlights private sector development, the impact of falling commodity prices, unemployment, security challenges, transparency, foreign direct investment, education, and the role women and youth in the region that continues to boast the Bank’s largest portfolio.  

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