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Regional Economic Outlook 2019 - West Africa
03/04/2019 17:16
Regional Economic Outlook 2019 - West Africa
West Africa Economic Outlook 2018
12/03/2018 14:00
West Africa Economic Outlook 2018
The West Africa Economic Outlook presents a comprehensive economic analysis of the 16countries in this region, focusing on growth, macroeconomic stability and employment, structural change, and poverty reduction. It provides estimates for 2017 and projections for 2018 and 2019. A second part of the outlook examines the labor market in more detail. Average GDP growth in West Africa stalled in 2016, after several strong years, to 0.5 percent. It rebounded in 2017 to 2.5 percent, and was projected to rise to 3.8 percent in 2018 and 3.9 percent in 2019. Countries’ performance varied, but because Nigeria contributes about 70 percent of regional GDP, its patterns largely shape regional ones. The service sector’s share in the economy is the largest in most countries, and manufacturing’s share is the smallest in all of them. Demand in the economies comes primarily—70 percent on average—from private consumption, but gross capital formation is expected to be the fastest growing area of demand in the next couple of years. To reduce vulnerability to external shocks threatened by the dependence of several economies, especially Nigeria, on oil or other mineral extraction, West Africa must increase domestic input into its products through manufacturing, especially processing minerals and agricultural products.Read more
Working Paper 248 - Farmers’ Vulnerability to Climate Shocks: Insights from the Niger Basin of Benin
16/02/2017 15:00
Working Paper 248 - Farmers’ Vulnerability to Climate Shocks: Insights from the Niger Basin of Benin
West Africa Policy Notes - Note 3, Septembre 2015
22/12/2015 12:18
West Africa Policy Notes - Note 3, Septembre 2015
West Africa Monitor Quarterly – Issue 7
10/08/2015 10:15
West Africa Monitor Quarterly – Issue 7
West Africa Monitor Quarterly – Issue 6
30/04/2015 15:35
West Africa Monitor Quarterly – Issue 6
West Africa Monitor Quarterly - Issue 4
21/11/2014 17:11
West Africa Monitor Quarterly - Issue 4
West Africa Monitor Quarterly - Issue 3
21/08/2014 13:22
West Africa Monitor Quarterly - Issue 3
West Africa Policy Note - Note 01, July 2014
11/07/2014 09:40
West Africa Policy Note - Note 01, July 2014
West Africa Monitor Quarterly - Issue 2
14/05/2014 13:23
West Africa Monitor Quarterly - Issue 2
West Africa Monitor Quarterly - Issue 1
10/10/2013 15:27
West Africa Monitor Quarterly - Issue 1
The West Africa Monitor aims at monitoring key socio‐economic developments in the region and provides brief analysis on latest events across the countries. This issue includes (i) a Regional Overview highlighting major trends; (i) a set of country notes each of them featuring a special theme of key relevance for the country at the time of writing; and (iii) a dedicated section on financial sector in West Africa.Read more
Development Research Briefs - Lengthening Financial Contracts, an Issue in the West Africa Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) Region
30/06/2010 08:07
Development Research Briefs - Lengthening Financial Contracts, an Issue in the West Africa Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) Region
Benin - 2008 - Country Profile
16/07/2009 10:33
Benin - 2008 - Country Profile

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