Publications

16-Oct-2019

Somaliland - Monthly Consumer Price Index - September 2019

The Annual Headline Inflation for the year ending of September 2019 constant 4.0 percent compared to the 4.0 percent recorded for the year ended August 2019. The Annual Food Crops Inflation increase 10.6 percent for the year ending September 2019 compared to 8.6 percent recorded for the year ended August 2019.The drivers of changes were Tangerines an increase to 2.7 percent for the year ending September 2019 compared to 1.7 percent registered for the year ending August 2019.
16-Oct-2019

Somalia - Consumer Price Index - September 2019

The All Groups CPI was 116.07 in the month of September 2019, compared with 115.41 in the month of August 2019. The monthly change, September 2019 compared to August 2019, was an increase of 0.57 percent. This is compared to a monthly decrease of -0.81 percent in the previous month of August 2019. There were no significant monthly price increases during the month of September. Over the twelve months to the month of September 2019 (inflation rate), the All Groups CPI decreased 5.17 percent, compared with 5.80 percent over the twelve months to the month of August 2019.
14-Oct-2019

SADC Harmonised Consumer Price Indices (HCPI) - August 2019

This is the ninety-sixth issue in series since the launch of news releases on SADC HCPI initiative. It provides updates up to August 2019 on HCPI for SADC Member States.
14-Oct-2019

HCPI – COMESA Monthly News Release - August 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 22.8% for the month of August 2019, up from 21.8% registered in July 2019. A year earlier, the rate was 22.3%. The month on month inflation rate in the COMESA region as measured by HCPI-COMESA stood at 2. 0% for the month of August 2019, down from 3.9% registered in July 2019. It was 1.1% in August 2018
09-Oct-2019

Policy Brief - How they did it Vol. 2 lssue 2 - Dubai’s Economic Transformation : Lessons for Some African Countries

In this paper, we review Dubai’s unique economic transformation model, which has been driven by bold government interventions in globally competitive markets. We highlight diversification strategies and policies that Dubai implemented throughout its transformation. We discuss the respective roles of leadership, governance structure, the public sector, and the business environment and regulations, which were instrumental in rapidly transforming the economy. Finally, with some caveats, we provide some policy lessons for African countries. Keywords: Diversification; structural transformation...
30-Sep-2019

African Development Bank - Publications catalogue - September 2019

The African Development Bank now asserts itself as a leading analytical and technical voice in African development. Every year, the Bank leverages its comparative advantage to generate Africa-specific research and knowledge works. The knowledge being generated does not reside in one Complex or Department, but cut across the entire Bank. These research and knowledge works have been very useful in supporting development policy initiatives in regional member countries as well as assisting the Bank’s operations. Beginning in 2018, when the maiden African Development Bank Publications Catalogue...
25-Sep-2019

Revisiting Reforms in the Power Sector in Africa

This report updates previous African Development Bank (AfDB) and Association of Power Utilities of Africa (APUA) assessments of power sector reforms in Africa. APUA conducted a study in 2008 on reforms in the African power sector, focusing on 19 countries. The 2008 study examined the reasons, drivers, and triggers underlying reforms; actors promoting the reforms; the design and implementation of reforms; the impacts on utility performance; and the key success and failure factors of reforms. The 2008 study was complemented by a Compendium of best practices (2009), drawn from nine country...
24-Sep-2019

Somalia - Consumer Price Index - August 2019

The All Groups CPI was 115.41 in the month of August 2019, compared with 116.36 in the month of July 2019. The monthly change, August 2019 compared to July 2019, was a decrease of -0.81 percent. This is compared to a monthly decrease of -0.55 percent in the previous month of July 2019. The most significant monthly price increases were Tobacco & Narcotics and Transport (+4.24%) and (+2.76) respectively. For transport, it was mainly due to increases in prices for air tickets during Hajj season. Most of the upwards contribution came from prices of Passenger transport by air. (+12.56%) (Chart...
24-Sep-2019

Somaliland - Monthly Consumer Price Index - August 2019

The Annual Food Crops Inflation decrease 8.6 percent for the year ending August 2019 compared to 9.2 percent in August 2018. The drivers of changes were Manderine a decrease to 7.8 percent for the year ending August 2019 compared to 10.6 percent registered similar month previous year. Apples inflation registered a decrease minus 10.1 percent for the year ending August 2019 compared to the 7.3 percent recorded to the corresponded similar month previous year .Similarly, Guavas inflation a decrease (20.5) percent for the ending year ending August 2019 compared (15.4) percent to corresponding...
24-Sep-2019

African Statistical Journal Vol.21

We welcome our readers to Volume 21 of the African Statistical Journal (ASJ). The Journal’s mission remains unchanged since inception: to serve as a forum and common platform, to share ideas on statistical development in Africa, and to stimulate discussion and dialogue on key emerging issues. The ASJ attempts to reach out not only to practicing statisticians and economists among others in Africa, but also to those beyond the continent who are keen to make incremental value addition to evolving developmental issues affecting the African citizenry. Nous invitons nos lecteurs à découvrir le...
20-Sep-2019

Bridging Gaps for Africa’s Transformation - 2018 Trust Funds Report

In support of the Bank’s operational priorities, Trust Funds continued to support sector areas where the Bank has a comparative advantage. In 2018, USD 69.2 million was approved for 108 projects under the Trust Funds portfolio. The approved projects went to the following countries: Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Chad, Gambia, Tunisia, Rwanda, Kenya, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, São Tomé and Príncipe, Niger, Nigeria, Ghana, Zambia, Angola, Botswana, Liberia, South Africa, Gabon, Uganda, Somalia, Ethiopia, Congo, Togo, Malawi, Namibia, Mauritius, Cameroon, Mozambique,...
16-Sep-2019

Senegal - National Climate Change Profile

Senegal is a coastal country at the western-most point of Africa, situated at the transition between Africa’s humid tropics in the south and the semi-arid/arid Sahel region to the north. Senegal is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean at the west coast, Mauritania at the northern border of the Senegal River, Mali at the eastern interior, and by Guinea and Guinea-Bissau at the south of the so-called Casamance area. The centre of Senegal is also bisected by the small state of Gambia, penetrating ~320 km inland along the length of the Gambia River.
16-Sep-2019

Nigeria - National Climate Change Profile

The Federal Republic of Nigeria (henceforth ‘Nigeria’, shown below in Figure 1-1) is the most populated (~191,835,936 people) country in Africa. Over 47% of the population is urban and the country has an urbanisation rate of ~4.3% per year. Nigeria is the largest economy in Africa in terms of total GDP and GDP by PPP.
16-Sep-2019

Niger - National Climate Change Profile

The Republic of Niger (henceforth ‘Niger’, shown below in Figure 1-1) is a landlocked country in West Africa. Niger is bordered by Libya to the northeast, Chad to the east, Nigeria and Benin to the south, Burkina Faso and Mali to the west, and Algeria to the northwest. Niger covers a land area of almost 1,270,000 km2, making it the largest country in West Africa, with over 80 percent of its land area covered by the Sahara Desert. Niger has a population of ~21,500,000 people, ~18% of which are urban. Niger’s urban population is proportionally one of the smallest in Africa, however at present...
16-Sep-2019

Mali - National Climate Change Profile

The Republic of Mali (henceforth ‘Mali’ and shown below in Figure 1-1) is a landlocked country in West Africa, sharing borders with Mauritania, Algeria, Niger, Burkina Faso, Cote D’Ivoire, Guinea and Senegal. The majority of Mali’s centre and north region extends into the arid Sahel and Sahara regions, while the south of the country is characterised by the comparative humidity and higher rainfall of the Niger River delta.
16-Sep-2019

Guinea - National Climate Change Profile

The Republic of Guinea (henceforth ‘Guinea’, Figure 1- 1 below) is a coastal country in West Africa, which extends from the Atlantic Ocean coastline of the Guinea Lowlands, inland towards the east and south interior and rises up towards the Guinea Highlands region. The Guinea highlands are the watershed sources of several of West Africa’s major rivers, notably the Niger, Gambia and Senegal Rivers. Guinea’s borders are shared by Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, and Mali to the north, and by Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Côte d'Ivoire to the south.
16-Sep-2019

Ghana - National Climate Change Profile

The Republic of Ghana (henceforth ‘Ghana’), situated along the coast of West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea region of the Atlantic Ocean, is a diverse and rapidlydeveloping country with a population of ~28 million people. Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean in the south, Togo to the east, Burkina Faso to the north and Côte d’Ivoire to the west, Ghana is increasingly a regional hub for services, trade, manufacturing and transport.
16-Sep-2019

Côte d'Ivoire - National Climate Change Profile

The Republic of Côte d'Ivoire (also known as Ivory Coast, and henceforth ‘Côte d’Ivoire’) is a West African country situated at the Gulf of Guinea peninsula of the Atlantic Ocean. Côte d'Ivoire is an important regional economic hub and trade port, and is bordered by Ghana to the east, Burkina Faso and Mali to the north, and by Liberia and Guinea to the west. The economy of Côte d'Ivoire is historically based on agriculture, with approximately half of the country’s workforce in agriculture, and exports of coffee and cocoa providing the foundation for a period of growth and development in the...
16-Sep-2019

Zimbabwe - National Climate Change Profile

The People’s Republic of Zimbabwe (henceforth ‘Zimbabwe’, shown below in Figure 1-1) is a landlocked country in Southern Africa, bordered by Botswana, South Africa, Mozambique and Zambia. Zimbabwe has a population of ~15.6 million people, ~69% of whom are rural and are reliant on smallholder subsistence farming and livestock. Zimbabwe’s economy, GDP currently estimated at ~USD 16.3 billion per year, was severely impacted by several years of consecutive recession within a series of political and financial crises in the period from 2000 – present. As a result of unprecedented hyper-inflation...
16-Sep-2019

Zambia - National Climate Change Profile

The Republic of Zambia (henceforth ‘Zambia’, shown below in Figure 1-1) is a landlocked country in Southern Africa, bordered by Namibia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique to the south, Malawi and Tanzania to the east/north-east, Democratic Republic of Congo to the north, and Angola to the west. Zambia’s economy is largely based on the country’s diverse and rich natural resources, particularly the deposits of copper, nickel, and tin which supports the mining industry, as well as an increasingly diversified and modernised commercial agriculture sector.