- Economic growth is estimated to have slowed down in 2014 to 2.5% and inflationary pressures increased, with prospects in 2015 and 2016 remaining lacklustre as performance of the export sector could decline if access to preferential trading agreements is lost.
- On the political front, relative calm continues to prevail after the September 2013 elections, but the country’s ranking in participation and human rights remains low.
- There are remarkable divergences in the availability of social and economic amenities among the urban and rural areas, underscoring the need for the government to ensure that opportunities to promote inclusive growth are put in place for the benefit of all Swazis.
|Area:||17,000 sq km|
|Total Population 2015:||1.3 Million|
|Urban Population 2015:||21.16%|
|Female Population 2015:||50.67%|
|GDP:||US$ 3.3 Billion|
|GNI Per Capita 2015:||US$ 2,860|
|Crude Birth Rate (per 1000):||29.87%|
|Human Development Index (rank / 187):||141|
|Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1):||0.536|
|Cumulative Approvals (1967-2015):||UA 347.1 Million|