Publications

17-Jan-2020

Somaliland - Monthly Consumer Price Index - December 2019

This publication provides monthly Consumer Price Indices of Somaliland composite which is based on two main market baskets of Hargeisa urban households that was further sampled into 110 outlets. However, the current Consumer Price Index was constructed the results of the 2012 Somaliland Household budget survey (SHS). During the exercise, markets were combined into the Index. Only the household final consumption expenditure data for the Hargeisa domain were analyzed and used to compute the Somaliland CPI weights. The CPI is now classified as an international standard, referring to:...
15-Jan-2020

Somalia - Consumer Price Index - December 2019

The All Groups CPI was 114.64 in the month of December 2019, compared with 116.10 in the month of November 2019. The monthly change, December 2019 compared to November 2019, was a decrease of -1.27 percent. This is compared to a monthly decrease of -0.12 percent in the previous month of November 2019. There were no significant monthly price increases during the month of December. Over the twelve months to the month of December 2019 (inflation rate), the All Groups CPI decreased to 3.13 percent, compared with 3.81 percent over the twelve months to the month of November 2019  
02-Jan-2020

Working Paper 330 - Labor Market Flexibility and Jobs in Selected African Countries

Africa enjoyed relatively fast economic growth over the past decade and a half. The sustained growth undoubtedly kindled hopes for a prosperous Africa. However, poverty and inequality remained pervasive. In 2013, poverty was still widespread, and the rate was high in Sub-Saharan Africa—41 percent, compared with the world average of just 10.7 percent and the South Asia average of 15 percent. While the intensity of poverty, measured by the poverty gap, declined from 26 percent to 16 percent during the same period, it is still high compared with the world average of 3.2 percent. Moreover, the...
02-Jan-2020

Working Paper 329 - Human Capital, Productivity, and Structural Transformation

The rate of poverty reduction is often synonymous with the rate of structural transformation—the reallocation of economic activities (labor, land, and capital) across the broad sectors of agriculture, manufacturing, and services. This long-term process is at the center of economic development, so much so that the speed at which countries transform their economies is often equated with the pace at which poverty declines (Duernecker and Herrendorf 2016; Herrendorf, Rogerson, and Valentinyi 2013; McMillan et al. 2014). Indeed, it was through this long-term process of shifting economic activities...
02-Jan-2020

Working Paper 328 - The Cost of Inaction: Obstacles and Lost Jobs in Africa

Africa has no shortage of labor supply. But it lacks high-productivity job opportunities in high- productivity nonagricultural sectors. Its relatively rapid and sustained economic growth over the past decade did not yield enough jobs for the growing wave of jobs seekers—mainly youth in urban areas. Nonagricultural employment continues to be dominated by the informal sector, where wages are low, benefits nonexistent, workplace safety absent, and labor exploitation common. With significant demographic change expected to bring pressure on African labor markets, the urgency of creating high-...
02-Jan-2020

Working Paper 327 - Poverty in Nigeria: A Multidimensional Approach

Nigeria, despite high GDP growth like its continental peers, is bedevilled by increasing poverty. Most studies, which define poverty in terms of income outcomes, describe this nexus between growth and poverty as non-pro-poor. A small but growing percentage of studies, which dominate the recent development literature and use a combination of income and non- income outcomes to measure poverty, describe this nexus as non-inclusive growth.
02-Jan-2020

Working Paper 325 - Unleashing the Potential of institutional investors in Africa

It has been estimated that financing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) globally will require annual investment levels of USD 3-4 trillion, while in Africa associated investment needs are estimated at about USD 600-700 billion a year2. Given the enormity of the financing needs, during the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa in July 2015, the global community tasked the multilateral development banks (MDBs) to significantly scale up their activities and leverage financial resources by moving from “billions to trillions”. As is the case globally,...
20-Dec-2019

Somaliland - Monthly Consumer Price Index - November 2019

This publication provides monthly Consumer Price Indices of Somaliland composite which is based on two main market baskets of Hargeisa urban households that was further sampled into 110 outlets. However, the current Consumer Price Index was constructed the results of the 2012 Somaliland Household budget survey (SHS). During the exercise, markets were combined into the Index. Only the household final consumption expenditure data for the Hargeisa domain were analyzed and used to compute the Somaliland CPI weights. The CPI is now classified as an...
20-Dec-2019

Somalia - Consumer Price Index - November 2019

This publication provides monthly Consumer Price Indices of Somaliland composite which is based on two main market baskets of Hargeisa urban households that was further sampled into 110 outlets. However, the current Consumer Price Index was constructed the results of the 2012 Somaliland Household budget survey (SHS). During the exercise, markets were combined into the Index. Only the household final consumption expenditure data for the Hargeisa domain were analyzed and used to compute the Somaliland CPI weights. The CPI is now classified as an...
13-Dec-2019

Madagascar - Système de production des statistiques sur les coûts de production agricole - Test sur le riz, le maïs, le manioc, le café et la vanille

Comme la plupart des pays en développement, la capacité de production du système statistique malgache reste encore en deçà du niveau nécessaire pour satisfaire les besoins en statistique du pays. Particulièrement, les statistiques des coûts de production agricole manquent dans la liste des produits fournis par le système. Madagascar a bénéficié d’une assistance technique pilotée par la Banque Africaine de Développement et se trouvant dans le cadre du Plan d’action pour l’amélioration des statistiques sur la sécurité alimentaire, l’agriculture durable et le développement rural.
10-Dec-2019

Togo - Rapport d'élaboration des bilans alimentaires 2014 - 2017

Les Bilans Alimentaires constituent un Outil efficace de suivi de la sécurité alimentaire. En effet, ils sont utiles pour faire une évaluation détaillée de la situation alimentaire et agricole dans le pays, en fournissant la disponibilité énergétique, ainsi que la disponibilité de certains macronutriments tels que les protéines et les lipides. Certains indicateurs comme les taux d’autosuffisance alimentaire (TAS) et les taux de dépendance des importations (TDI) permettent de connaître respectivement les produits pour lesquels la production locale arrive à couvrir les utilisations nationales,...
10-Dec-2019

Côte d'Ivoire - Resultats des bilans alimentaires 2014 - 2017

Le Présent rapport présente la synthèse des résultats des bilans alimentaires « ex-post » de la Côte d’Ivoire pour la période 2014-2017. Il présente les concepts, les définitions et situe le contexte dans lequel les bilans alimentaires sont élaborés. Il fait enfin une analyse des disponibilités calorifiques, protéiniques et lipidiques, des Taux d’Autosuffisance (TAS) et des Taux de Dépendance des Importations (TDI
03-Dec-2019

Somalia - Consumer Price Index - October 2019

The All Groups CPI was 116.25 in the month of October 2019, compared with 116.07 in the month of September 2019. The monthly change, October 2019 compared to September 2019, was a decrease of 0.15 percent. This is compared to a monthly increase of 0.57 percent in the previous month of September 2019. The most significant monthly price increases were Transport (+2.11%). Most of the upwards contribution came from prices of Fuel and lubricants. (+9.01%) (Chart 2). Over the twelve months to the month of October 2019 (inflation rate), the All Groups CPI decreased to 4.15 percent, compared with 5....
02-Dec-2019

Somaliland - Monthly Consumer Price Index - October 2019

The Annual Food Crops Inflation increased 10.9 percent for the year ending October 2019 compared to 10.5 percent recorded during the year ended September 2019. The drivers of changes were Mangoes, avocado pea increase to 8.5 percent for the year ending October 2019 compared to 7.1 percent registered the year ending September 2019. Melon inflation registered an increase 27.6 percent for the year ending October 2019 compared to the 26.7 percent recorded for the year ended September 2019.Similarly, Garlic (Toon) inflation increased 18.4 percent for the ending year ending October 2019 compared to...
26-Nov-2019

SADC Harmonised Consumer Price Indices (HCPI) - September 2019

This is the ninety-seventh issue in series since the launch of news releases on SADC HCPI initiative. It provides updates up to September 2019 on HCPI for SADC Member States.
26-Nov-2019

HCPI – COMESA Monthly News Release - September 2019

The year on year, inflation rate (annual percentage change) in the COMESA region as measured by the Harmonized Consumer Price Index (HCPI-COMESA) stood at 23.4% for the month of September 2019, up from 22.8% registered in August 2019. A year earlier, the rate was 23.8%. The month on month inflation rate in the COMESA region as measured by HCPI-COMESA stood at 2. 5% for the month of September 2019, up from 2.0% registered in August 2019. It was 2.1% in September 2018.
18-Nov-2019

Mainstreaming gender in our climate action for sustainable impact

Climate change and gender inequalities are inextricably linked. On the one hand, climate change hinders progress towards gender equality and impedes efforts to reduce poverty; on the other hand, gender inequality can exacerbate the effects of climate change. Therefore, gender mainstreaming should not only be considered as an aspect requiring attention in actions to mitigate climate risks, but also as an important factor for adaptation to ensure success and sustainability. Women are not only affected by climate change differently than men, they also contribute to climate change action in a...
18-Nov-2019

Climate information services

Climate disasters threaten to undermine the record growth being experienced across Africa, with the greatest impacts on the most vulnerable sectors; power supply in energy, hunger and food insecurity in agriculture, new and emerging diseases in health, and interruptions to transport and trade in infrastructure. From 2005 to 2015, Africa experienced a high number of disasters that affected 180 million people. An average of 157 disasters were recorded each year, affecting nearly 10,000 people annually. Most notable are the 2015-2016 El Niño floods across the Horn and southern parts of Africa;...
18-Nov-2019

Paving the way for climate-resilient infrastructure: Building sustainable cities and low-carbon mobility in Africa

Africa is the continent with the most rapidly growing urban population, with more than 80% of its population growth expected to occur in cities over the next 30 years. An estimated $20-25 billion per year needs to be invested in basic urban infrastructure, and an additional $20 billion per year in housing to respond to urban population growth—these investments need to be climate-proofed to ensure a sustainable pathway for urban buildout. This surge in population is paired with rapid urbanization and increased transportation. Consequently, harmful emissions from transportation are growing...
18-Nov-2019

Feed and prosper Africa today and tomorrow

Whereas Africa contributes less than 5% of global greenhouse gas emission, most of which are attributed to Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land Use (AFOLU), the continent is the most vulnerable to the impact of climate change. Africa's agriculture is highly dependent on nature. Increased frequency of extreme weather events have exacerbated climate vulnerability of rural communities with negative impact on their incomes and food security. Almost all African countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) include AFOLU for both adaptation and mitigation targets. Africa’s vulnerability to...