African Economic Outlook - 2015

Monday, 25 May 2015 – 09h00 – 10h30

Description :

The African Economic Outlook (AEO) Report 2015 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 2015 reviews Africa’s past economic performance and provides medium term projections for the continent as a whole, regions and individual countries. The AEO 2015 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 panel discussion on the AEO will share the findings of the report and e evidence from research conducted on the Report’s main theme: “Regional Development for Spatial Inclusion in Africa”. It highlights the degree of regional development and spatial inequality in Africa and the factors accounting for widening disparities and the policies required to address them.

Venue : Patinoire, Sofitel Abidjan Hôtel Ivoire 

Issues for discussion :

The side-event will present and discuss findings of the AEO Report relating to spatial inclusion and the imperative of sound macroeconomic, structural and governance reforms to address these inequalities. The following issues will be presented and discussed:

  • Africa’s spatial exclusion and how this impacts on the continent’s ability to tackle spatial poverty and inequality. 
  • In which regions of the continent, and countries is spatially inequality the highest –
  • What sectors of the economy could foster spatial inclusion across Africa, drawing on the continent’s available resources.
  • The policy environment required to address spatial inequality

 Rapporteur: Mr. Anthony Simpasa, AfDB
 

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It is important to remember that the so-called “New Africa” is made up of 54 countries in five regions. Africa is not a single monolithic whole. The only safe generalisation is that Africa is planning, managing and starting to finance its own destiny.

Donald Kaberuka, AfDB President

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