Publications


The AfDB Statistics Pocketbook

The AfDB Statistics Pocketbook 2016, 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 another Bank publication: Compendium of Statistics on Bank Group OperationsGender, Poverty and Environmental Indicators on African Countries


African Statistical Yearbook

The African Statistical Yearbook 2016 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.



Compendium of Statistics on Bank Group Operations

Compendium of Statistics on Bank Group Operations 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.


Gender, Poverty and Environmental Indicators on African Countries

This is the seventeenth volume of Gender, Poverty, and Environmental Indicators on African Countries published by the Statistics Department of the African Development Bank Group. The publication also provides some information on the broad development trends relating to gender, poverty and environmental issues in the 54 African countries. Gender, Poverty and Environmental Indicators on African Countries 2016 was prepared by the Economic and Social Statistics Division of the Statistics Department.


Africa Tourism Monitor

The report presents some of the major opportunities and challenges facing the diversification of the travel and tourism industry in Africa – from generating revenue and creating jobs to attracting new travel and tourism markets; and from developing niche tourism products to sustaining hotel and airline growth; and from leveraging social media to utilizing on-line travel engines.


African Statistical Journal

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.


Guidelines for Building Statistical Business Registers in Africa

The general objectives of the Guidelines are provide guidance in developing a survey frame to be used as the source of frames for all economic and business surveys, as well as provide (i) a general background to the need for an SBR and the concepts on which it is based (ii) a description of the functions of an SBR (iii) detailed information on SBR development and implementation and (iv) a starting point for harmonization of SBRs across African National Statistical Offices (NSOs).


Main results of the 2011 round of the ICP

The new report Comparing the Real Size of African Economies: Highlights of the Main Findings of the 2011 Round of the International Comparison Program in Africa is based on the price survey data and national accounts collected from 50 of the African Development Bank’s regional member countries (RMCs).


Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) Report

Africa’s poverty rates have continued to decline, despite the adverse effects of the recent food, fuel, and global economic crisis, according to the 2014 MDG Report, “Assessing Progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Africa”, produced annually by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Union Commission (AUC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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