- After four years of robust growth averaging 4.3% annually, growth dropped to an estimated 3.4% in 2015, largely due to weakness in the construction and manufacturing sectors and it is expected to remain subdued in 2016 and 2017.
- Unemployment, poverty and inequality have remained pervasive in the face of non-inclusive growth.
- The high rate of urbanisation has outpaced the ability of the authorities to provide necessary services, and the sustainability of living conditions for much of the urban population remains a critical challenge.
|Area:||30,000 sq km|
|Total Population 2017:||2.2 Million|
|Urban Population 2017:||73.50%|
|Female Population 2017:||49.70%|
|GDP:||US$ 1.8 Billion|
|GNI Per Capita 2015:||US$ 1,380|
|Crude Birth Rate (per 1000):||27.90%|
|Human Development Index (rank / 188):||160|
|Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1):||0.497|
|Cumulative Approvals (1967-2016):||UA 366.7 Million|
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Ms. Tonia KANDIERO, Director General