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Swaziland Economic Outlook

  • Economic growth slowed down in 2015 to 1.7%, mainly because of severe drought, with prospects in 2016 and 2017 remaining poor.
  • he political scene has remained relatively calm since the September 2013 elections, but the ranking in participation and human rights remains low.
  • Increased urbanisation has resulted in development tensions and challenges that the government remains committed to address so as to ensure maximum economic benefit and sustainability.

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Key Facts

Capital: Mbabane
Area: 17,000 sq km
Total Population 2015: 1.3 Million
Urban Population 2015: 21.16%
Female Population 2015: 50.67%
GDP: US$ 3.3 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2015: US$ 2,860
Inflation Rate: 5.68%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 29.87%
Human Development Index (rank / 187): 141
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.536
Membership Date: 26/07/1971
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2015): UA 347.1 Million

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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

Ms. Tonia KANDIERO, Director General