Gender, Poverty and Environmental Indicators on African Countries

29-May-2019

Indicators on Gender, Poverty, the Environment and Progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals in African Countries - 2019

This is the twentieth volume of Gender, Poverty, and Environmental Indicators and progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals in African Countries published by the Statistics Department of the African Development Bank Group. The publication also provides some information on the broad development trends relating to gender, poverty and environmental issues in the 54 African countries. This volume is divided into three main parts. Part I reveals the progress being made by African countries towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Part II presents comparative cross-country data...
14-Dec-2018

Gender, Poverty and Environmental Indicators on African Countries - 2018

At the end of this analysis on environmental challenges as they relate to the achievement the SDGs, it should be said that the progress towards sustainable development in Africa will depend largely on demographic and climatic trajectories, as well as the economic development models to be established by African countries to ensure the growth and performance of their economies and to effectively reduce poverty and check climate change. The various indicators analyzed in this paper show that climate change accelerates environmental degradation with repercussions on Africa’s key production...
18-May-2017

Gender, Poverty and Environmental Indicators on African Countries - 2017

This is the eighteenth volume of Gender, Poverty, Environmental Indicators and Progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals in African Countries published by the Statistics Department of the African Development Bank Group. The publication also provides some information on the broad development trends relating to gender, poverty and environmental issues in the 54 African countries. This volume is divided into three main parts. Part I reveals the progress being made by African countries toward the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Part II presents cross-country comparative...
12-May-2016

Gender, Poverty and Environmental Indicators on African Countries - 2016

Green growth is an integral element of the green economy, capable of delivering very low-carbon and climate-compatible development. A green economy ensures improved human well-being, social inclusion and equity, while critically reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. For this reason, transitioning to green growth was selected as a key objective in the African Development Bank’s Ten Year Strategy 2013–22. In a green economy, income growth and employment are driven by investments aimed at reducing carbon emissions and pollution while supporting biodiversity, as well as energy...
19-May-2015

Gender Poverty and Environmental Indicators on African Countries - 2015

Entrenched values, norms, and organizational arrangements hamper policy change at the individual, organizational, and institutional levels. Equally, political and geopolitical dynamics constrain policy choices. Most countries, including those in Africa, still focus their policies and regulatory institutions on ensuring the supply of energy, rather than managing demand and the sustainability of supplies. Imposing pollution taxes in economies where this is not considered to be a problem will generate resistance from decision-makers and the public alike. Factional economic interests can hinder...
06-May-2014

Gender, Poverty and Environmental Indicators on African Countries 2014 - Indicators by Country

06-May-2014

Gender, Poverty and Environmental Indicators on African Countries 2014 - Definition of Statistical Terms

The notes are intended to facilitate interpretation of the statistical data in Parts 1 and 2 of the publication. Indicators generally follow standard definitions and cover the years from 1990 to 2013, depending on the availability of data. The data are obtained from various international sources such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank, the United Nations and its specialized agencies and are supplemented with data obtained from regional member countries and estimates made by the ADB Statistics Department. Les présentes notes ont pour objet de faciliter l’interprétation...
06-May-2014

Gender, Poverty and Environmental Indicators on African Countries 2014 - Environmental Indicators

06-May-2014

Gender, Poverty and Environmental Indicators on African Countries 2014 - Comparative Cross-Country Tables

06-May-2014

Gender, Poverty and Environmental Indicators on African Countries 2014 - Country Classification by Region Grouping

06-May-2014

Gender, Poverty and Environmental Indicators on African Countries 2014 - Abbreviations and Acronyms

06-May-2014

Gender, Poverty and Environmental Indicators on African Countries 2014 - Sources

06-May-2014

Gender, Poverty and Environmental Indicators on African Countries 2014 - Poverty Indicators

06-May-2014

Gender, Poverty and Environmental Indicators on African Countries 2014 - Gender Indicators

06-May-2014

Gender, Poverty and Environmental Indicators on African Countries 2014 - Special Feature Article

Governments in Africa are eager to minimize the risks associated with green growth and enhance the opportunities it brings. Green growth is a departure from the resource-intensive business-as-usual growth of the past that has led to the depletion of natural and other resources. The main risks discussed in this paper are low levels of green growth readiness; potential for dumping entry-level clean technologies; and conditional trade for green growth. Opportunities include the completion of old renewable energy mega-projects and a chance to build climate-resilient infrastructure and settlements...
06-May-2014

Gender, Poverty and Environmental Indicators on African Countries 2014 - Preface

This is the fifteenth volume of Gender, Poverty, and Environmental Indicators on African Countries published by the Statistics Department of the African Development Bank Group. The publication also provides some information on the broad development trends relating to gender, poverty and environmental issues in the 54 African countries. Gender, Poverty and Environmental Indicators on African Countries 2014 is divided in three main parts: Part One presents a special feature article on “Green growth and poverty alleviation: Risks and opportunities for Africa”. Part Two presents comparative cross...
06-May-2014

Gender, Poverty and Environmental Indicators on African Countries 2014

This is the fifteenth volume of Gender, Poverty, and Environmental Indicators on African Countries published by the Statistics Department of the African Development Bank Group. The publication also provides some information on the broad development trends relating to gender, poverty and environmental issues in the 54 African countries. Gender, Poverty and Environmental Indicators on African Countries 2014 is divided in three main parts: Part One presents a special feature article on “Green growth and poverty alleviation: Risks and opportunities for Africa”. Part Two presents comparative...
02-May-2013

Gender Poverty and Environmental Indicators on African Countries 2013 - Preface

Gender, Poverty and Environmental Indicators on African Countries 2013 is divided in three main parts: Part One presents a special feature article on “Facilitating green growth in Africa: Perspectives from the African Development Bank”. Part two presents comparative cross-country data on Millennium Development Goals, Gender, Poverty and the Environment; and Part Three provides detailed country-specific data for each of the 54 countries. Indicateurs sur le genre, la pauvreté et l’environnement sur les pays africains 2013 comprend trois principales parties dont la première présente l’...
02-May-2013

Gender Poverty and Environmental Indicators on African Countries 2013 - Special Feature Article

Africa has had some of the fastest economic growth rates in the world during the past decade. During this period, Sub-Saharan countries continued to grow at an average rate exceeding 5 percent (AfDB et al. 2012). During 2010 and 2011, Africa’s GDP grew by 5 percent and 3.4 percent, respectively, despite the economic crisis in Europe, and while North Africa adjusted to new political circumstances. The economic outlook for the continent continues to be largely positive: sustained growth rates of 4.5 percent and above are expected in the coming years. Au cours des dix dernières années, l’...
02-May-2013

Gender Poverty and Environmental Indicators on African Countries 2013

This is the thirteenth volume of “Gender, Poverty and Environmental Indicators on African Countries” published by the Statistics Department of the African Development Bank Group. The publication also provides some information on the broad development trends relating to gender, poverty and environmental issues in the 54 African countries. Gender, Poverty and Environmental Indicators on African Countries 2013 is divided in three main parts: Part One presents a special feature article on “Facilitating green growth in Africa: Perspectives from the African Development Bank”. Part two presents...