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African Economic Outlook launch kicks off 2015 AfDB Annual Meetings


The launch of this flagship report marks the opening of the Annual Meetings of the AfDB this Monday 25 May in Abidjan.

On Monday, May 25, the first day of the 50th Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB), the 14th edition of African Economic Outlook will be launched.

The launch of the report will be the focus of an official presentation at 9am Abidjan time in the "Emergence" marquee at the Sofitel Ivoire Hotel, Abidjan, which is hosting the AfDB Annual Meetings from May 25 to 29, 2015. The presentation will be attended by Daniel Kablan Duncan, Prime Minister of Côte d’Ivoire; Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa, AfDB Vice-President and Acting Chief Economist; Ayodele Odusola, Chief of the Strategy and Analysis Team for the UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa; and Mario Pezzini, Director of the OECD Development Centre.

54 African countries under scrutiny

African Economic Outlook is one of the flagship publications of the African Development Bank (AfDB), jointly written with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Centre and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Every year, this publication analyses the performance and prospects of each of the continent's 54 countries, casts a spotlight on one particular topic and offers its analysis in comparable country profiles, the whole complemented by a detailed statistical annex. Two-year projections for economic and social performance complete the report, broadening its perspective.

Spotlight: Territorial development and spatial inclusion

Each edition focuses on a particular theme. This year, the focus is on territorial development and spatial inclusion.

Written in three parts, this report is also available in a digital edition with a dedicated website that contains the full versions of the country profiles in their original languages, supported by statistics, tables and graphs.

The report is embargoed until the date and time of its official launch.

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