Overview of West Africa

The Western Africa region posted the least impressive economic performance of all five regions in 2016. The sharp drop in performance across West Africa highlights the vulnerability of average growth performance on the continent to events in a few large countries. 

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In 2013, West Africa posted the highest growth rate at about 7% (the same as in 2012). The average growth rate should reach 7% in 2014 and 2015.

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