African Economic Outlook

African Economic Outlook Report 2016

The African Economic Outlook (AEO) Report 2016 is the product of close collaboration between the African Development Bank, the OECD Development Centre and the United Nations Development Programme. As with previous editions, the AEO 2016 reviews Africa’s past economic performance and provides medium term projections for the continent as a whole, regions and individual countries. The AEO 2016 deepens the analytical rigor of previous editions, highlighting the uniqueness of the report for the continent and the impact it has made across Africa and beyond.

The theme of 2016 AEO is Sustainable Cities and Structural Transformation. This 15th edition of the African Economic Outlook looks closely at Africa’s distinctive pathways towards urbanisation and at how this is increasingly shifting economic resources towards more productive activities.