Central African Republic

Central African Republic Economic Outlook

  • The economic upturn that began in 2014 continued in 2015, but was then interrupted by the resurgence of the security and political crisis, resulting in economic growth of 4.1% of real GDP compared with an initial forecast of 5.5%.
  • The political transition was completed when presidential and legislative elections were held, with former Prime Minister Faustin-Archange Touadéra being elected president in the second round of voting.
  • The huge movement of people that followed the March 2013 crisis has exacerbated the challenges linked to urban planning and development of the territory.

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Key Facts

Capital: Bangui
Area: 623,000 sq km
Total Population 2017: 5.1 Million
Urban Population 2017: 73.50%
Female Population 2017: 49.70%
GDP: US$ 1.9 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2015: US$ 320
Inflation Rate: 3.61%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 32.70%
Human Development Index (rank / 188): 188
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.352
Membership Date: 25/08/1970
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2016): UA 254.4 Million

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Bureau National de la République Centrafricaine - Bureau fermé temporairement

Groupe de la Banque africaine de Développement
Rue Joseph Degrain (Stade Municipal)
Sainte Sophie Résidences
BP 324
Bangui, RCA

Mr. Modibo Sangare, Représentant Résident

Department Central Africa Region

Mrs. Marlene KANGA, Director Central Africa Region

African Development Bank Group 
Rue Anoma 01 BP 1387 Abidjan 01 (Cote d'Ivoire)
Tel +225 20 26 22 51