São Tomé & Príncipe

São Tomé & Príncipe and the AfDB

Since its first operations in 1978, the Bank provided significant support to the country’s development. As of May 2013, the Bank financed 30 operations (15 projects, five studies and seven multi-sector activities projects) valued at US $156 million. These interventions in São Tomé and Príncipe (STP) cut across all sectors: agriculture, 45%; multi-sector, 37%;and social, 18%.

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São Tomé & Príncipe Economic Outlook

  • Sao Tome and Principe’s economy was estimated to have grown by 5% in 2016, led by agricultural investment and tourism, and growth is set to continue in 2017 and 2018 by 5.5% on average.
  • The country has improved on the Mo-Ibrahim Index of African Governance moving to 11th place in 2016 from 13th in 2015 reflecting efforts to improve good governance.
  • The economy depends on inputs and technology from abroad and has a very limited industrial ecosystem, yet the government has no industrialisation strategy.

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Key Facts

Capital: São Tomé
Area: 1,001 sq km
Total Population 2017: 0.2 Million
Urban Population 2017: 73.50%
Female Population 2017: 49.70%
GDP: US$ 374.0 Million
GNI Per Capita 2015: US$ 1,710
Inflation Rate: 4.13%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 32.50%
Human Development Index (rank / 188): 142
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.574
Membership Date: 14/04/1977
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2016): UA 130.6 Million

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Bureau du Programme National de São Tomé and Príncipe

Groupe de la Banque africaine de Développement
S/C Programme des Nations Unies pour le Développement
Avenue des Nations Unies
BP 109
São Tomé and Príncipe

Tél : (239) 9907116 / (239) 2221123

M. Flavio Soares Da Gama, économiste pays résident

Southern Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office

African Development Bank Group
339 Witch-Hazel Avenue
Highveld Ext. 78
Centurion, South Africa

Tel: +27 12 003 6900