The Africa Competitiveness Report 2013 indicates that Africa’s growth should be complemented by gains in competitiveness since many African countries are ranked among the least competitive economies in the world. Although there are important disparities across the continent, low levels of regional integration and infrastructure deficit have been identified as the main barriers to improved productivity, economic diversification, private sector development and spatial inclusion. These challenges are particularly prominent in landlocked countries and should be prioritized by Africa’s policy-makers.
This is the eleventh volume of Gender, Poverty and Environmental Indicators on African Countries published by the Statistics Department of the African Development Bank Group. The publication provides some information on the broad development trends relating to gender, poverty and environmental issues in the 53 African countries. Gender, Poverty and Environmental Indicators on African Countries 2013 was prepared by the Economic and Social Statistics Division of the Statistics Department.
Compendium of Statistics on Bank Group Operations 2013 is an annual publication of the African Development Bank Group, presenting data on operational activities of the Bank Group. Part One gives cross-country statistics on Bank operations and Part Two provides country-specific information on each regional member country of the Bank. The present publication was prepared in the Economic and Social Statistics Division of the Statistics Department.
The Bank Group Annual Report 2011 is the annual report submitted by the Boards of Directors of the African Development Bank (Bank) and the African Development Fund (Fund) to the Boards of Governors of the Bank and the Fund.
It contains the audited Financial Statements of the two institutions for the financial year starting from January 1 and ending December 31, 2011 and the Administrative Budgets for the period commencing January 1 and ending December 31, 2011. It also contains a review of the recent developments in the African economy and the operational activities of the Bank Group for the year 2011.
The 2012 MDG Report has been written against the backdrop of continued rapid economic growth in Africa, uprisings and transitions in North Africa, the festering sovereign debt crisis in the eurozone, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), and the beginning of consultations on the post-2015 development agenda.
Since November 2005, the Bank publishes bi-annually The African Statistical Journal which is intended to foster improved communication and contact among analysts, policy makers and data producers in Africa. It is established also to serve as a research outlet and information sharing publication among academic and practicing statisticians mainly in Africa. The Journal aims to promote the understanding of statistical development in the African region.
The Action Plan for Africa for Improving Statistics for Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture, and Rural Development has been developed in the framework of the Global Strategy for Improving Agricultural and Rural Statistics in order to respond to the declining quantity and quality of agricultural statistics in developing countries.
This Report presents the results of the first reduced-scale price data collection for Household Final Consumption Expenditure (HFCE) in 49 Regional Member Countries for the year 2009 under the International Comparison Program for Africa (ICP-Africa) managed by the African Development Bank (AfDB).
This guidebook directed at labour statistics practitioners in national statistics offices and policy analysts in development, economic and labour ministries, as well as those in central banks. It deals with the concepts and definitions of the economically active population (EAP); presents methods for analysing data from labour force surveys, from descriptive analysis used in the production of a survey report to analysis of labour force structures and trends that are particularly useful in analytical studies
The Joint African Statistical Yearbook is a result of these concerted and coordinated efforts among the three main continental institutions (AfDB, AUC, and UNECA) in their quest to provide users with quality statistical information to inform Africa's development initiatives.
The AfDB Statistics Pocketbook 2012, presents summary economic and social data on regional member countries and on the operational activities of the African Development Bank Group. Most of the indicators shown are selected from an other Bank publication: Compendium of Statistics on Bank Group Operations, Gender, Poverty and Environmental Indicators on African Countries.
The Development Research Briefs highlight recent research work of the Bank, or summaries of recent development issues relevant for Africa. The target audience for the four-page Development Research Briefs is policy makers, politicians and development practitioners who cannot be reached through journals articles and other Bank publications.
This book highlights images and stories of Africains who are taking charge of their destinies and improving the quality of their lives. From increasing agricultural productivity in Malawi to emerging entrepreneurs in Cameroon, this book captures the many in which Africa Achieves today.
This publication reports the final results of the International Comparison Program for Africa (ICP-Africa). It provides details of purchasing power parity (PPP)-adjusted real gross domestic product (GDP) expenditures, PPP indices, and price level indices (PLIs) for the 48 African countries that participated in the 2005 ICP round.
Africa has considerable oil and gas resources that can help accelerate growth on the continent if used strategically. Although new resources are discovered progressively, they are not equally distributed; indeed, 38 out of 53 African countries are currently net oil importers. High and volatile oil prices are thus a challenge for all of Africa; they represent an opportunity to be pursued for exporting countries and an obstacle to be tackled for importing countries.
The Statistics Department (ESTA) has just released a new edition of the ‘Quarterly Statistical Brief’. The objective is to provide users with some recent data on the short term trends in the world economy, commodity prices and African economies in general.
The Bulletin is disseminated every quarter and the next edition is scheduled for release at the end of March 2012.
African Development Report is an annual publication prepared by the Research Department and has become an important source of analysis and information on developments in Africa. Each year, the Report provides an update on key macroeconomic and sectoral developments and provides an in-depth analysis of an important development topic critical for Africa’s development prospects.
The African Economic Outlook (AEO) is an annual publication jointly prepared and published by the AfDB, the Development Centre of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).
The Eminent Speakers Series 2006-2007 includes the following papers:
- "HIV/AIDS Pandemic in Africa: My Fears and my Hopes" by Kenneth Kaunda, former President of Zambia
- "Reinventing Growth: Technological Innovation and Economic Revival in Africa" by Calestous Juma, Director of the Science, Technology and Globalization Project at Harvard University
- "Improving Access for African Rural Areas to Water and Sanitation" by Michel Camdessus, former IMF Managing Director...