- The economy is on a recovery trajectory with 2016 GDP growth estimated at 3.1%, largely driven by a booming tertiary sector and mining investment, while the outlook is for higher growth in 2017 and 2018.
- In spite of the boost in economic growth, high unemployment and inequality have intensified poverty to 56.2% of the population, calling for a more aggressive response to realise more inclusive development outcomes.
- The existing policy linking entrepreneurship and industrialisation, a key instrument to create jobs, could be supported by a multitude of factors including technological entrepreneurship that is central to the whole process of meaningful structural transformation.
|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|