African Economic Outlook

03-Feb-2020

“Nobody eats GDP” says African Development Bank President as he calls for inclusive growth

Africa’s economies are growing strongly, but growth alone cannot meet the needs of the continent’s poorest citizens, because “nobody eats GDP,” the African Development Bank’s President, Akinwumi Adesina, said as he unveiled the Bank’s flagship economic report on Thursday. The 2020 African Economic Outlook (AEO) showed that the continent’s economies are growing well, higher than the global average. The report projected a steady rise in growth in Africa from 3.4% in 2019 to 3.9% in 2020 and 4.1% in 2021. According to the report, these figures do not tell the whole story. Across the...
30-Jan-2020

Speech delivered by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President, African Development Bank at the launch of the African Economic Outlook, 2020.

Good afternoon everyone! Welcome to the African Development Bank for the launch of the 2020 African Economic Outlook. The African Economic Outlook is the flagship publication of the African Development Bank that projects economic growth trends on the continent and discusses policy approaches that can be used to improve economic growth and development. There is nothing like local knowledge. The African Development Bank (the Bank) speaks authoritatively on Africa, through its African Economic Outlook, because of its unparalleled local knowledge and close partnerships with...
15-Jan-2020

African Development Bank set to unveil 2020 African Economic Outlook

WHERE: African Development Bank HQ, Babacar N’diaye Auditorium, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire WHEN: 30 January 2020; 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm   The African Development Bank will launch the 2020 edition of its flagship African Economic Outlook (AEO) report on Thursday, 30 January 2020 at its headquarters in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. Bank Group President Akinwumi A. Adesina will unveil the report in the presence of African ministers, diplomats and representatives of international bodies. The theme for this year’s report is: Developing Africa’s workforce for the...
20-Dec-2019

Looking back at 2019: Key moments

The year 2019 was a year of exciting firsts for the African Development Bank Group. The year was marked by innovation and several new milestones that brought us closer to the “Africa we want.” The Bank pushed its High 5 strategy forward in tandem with the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. We saw continuing progress in Africa’s structural transformation, due in large part to projects financed and supported by the African Development Bank. An increase in the Bank’s capital, completed at the end of October, demonstrated shareholders’ high level of...
07-Jun-2019

African Economic Outlook (AEO) 2019 - Yoruba Version

07-Jun-2019

African Economic Outlook (AEO) 2019 - Amharic Version

07-Jun-2019

African Economic Outlook (AEO) 2019 - Zulu Version

African Economic Outlook yalo nyaka ibhekisisa izinto ezisanda kwenzeka ezithinta izizinda zezomnotho kanye nokubukeka kwesimo e-Afrika, igxile emitheleleni yokungaqondani okudalwa izinto ezivela ngaphandle ekukhuleni nasezinselelweni kwezezimali nsezintweni ezithinta imali zokuhlanganisa (isahluko 1). Ilandela ngokudingida ukwakha imisebenzi ngokuhlaziya ukuhlanganiswa ukuguquguquka kwezimboni (isahluko 2). Bese ibheka kabanzi okuthinta umnotho maqondana nokuhlanganisa izifunda e-Afrika kanye nezinqubomgomo ezingenza ikwazi ukuletha ukuchuma impumelelo kwezomnotho (isahluko 3).
07-Jun-2019

African Economic Outlook (AEO) 2019 - Arabic Version

07-Jun-2019

African Economic Outlook (AEO) 2019 - Pidgin English Version

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07-Jun-2019

African Economic Outlook (AEO) 2019 - Hausa Version

Mahangar tattalin Arzikin Nahiyar Afrika na wannan Shekarar ya yi nazarine akan daukacin Bunkasar tattalin Arziki tare da hasashen tattalin Arziki a Nahiyar Afrika, wanda ya mayar hankali akan matsalolin rashin samun daidaito daga kasashen Waje ta fuskar samun bunkasa tare da kalubalen hadahadar Kudade a bangaren. (Babi na 1). A gaba kuma ya yi bayanine akan samar da aikin yi ta hanyar Nazarin yawaitar Kamfanoni. (Babi na 2). Harwa yau, ya kuma binciko daukacin bangarorin tattalin Arzikin Nahiyar Afrika tare da tsaretsaren da za su samar da Dorewar tattalin Arzikin (Babi na 3).
07-Jun-2019

African Economic Outlook (AEO) 2019 - Kiswahili Version

Taarifa ya Matazamio ya Kiuchumi Afrika ya mwaka huu inachambua maendeleo ya kiuchumi ya hivi karibuni barani Afrika na mwelekeo wake kwa kujikita zaidi katika athari za nje zinazotokana na kutokuwepo kwa uwiano wa ukuaji wa uchumi pamoja na changamoto za kifedha zinazotokana na ushirikiano wa kiuchumi (Sura ya 1). Vilevile, taarifa hii inachambua uzalishaji wa ajira kwa kutizama mwenendo wa makampuni (Sura ya 2). Baada ya hapo itaangazia ushirikikano wa kiuchumi barani Afrika na sera zinazoweza kuleta mafanikio makubwa ya kiuchumi (Sura ya 3).
07-Jun-2019

African Economic Outlook (AEO) 2019 - Portuguese Version

O estado do continente é bom. O desempenho económico de África, no seu geral, continua a melhorar, com o crescimento do produto interno bruto a atingir uma estimativa de 3,5 por cento, em 2018, cerca do mesmo valor de 2017, tendo subido, no entanto, 1,4 pontos percentuais dos 2,1 por cento de 2016.
07-Jun-2019

African Economic Outlook (AEO) 2019 - French version

La situation du continent est bonne. Les performances économiques générales de l’Afrique continuent de s’améliorer, le taux de croissance du produit intérieur brut étant estimé à 3,5 % en 2018, soit un taux comparable à celui de 2017 et en hausse de 1,4 point de pourcentage par rapport aux 2,1 % enregistrés en 2016.
07-Jun-2019

African Economic Outlook (AEO) 2019 - English version

The state of the continent is good. Africa’s general economic performance continues to improve, with gross domestic product growth reaching an estimated 3.5 percent in 2018, about the same as in 2017 and up 1.4 percentage points from the 2.1 percent in 2016.
17-Jan-2019

African Economic Outlook (AEO) 2019

This year’s African Economic Outlook examines recent macroeconomic developments and the outlook in Africa, focusing on the implications of external imbalances for growth and the financial and monetary challenges of integration (chapter 1). It next discusses employment creation through the analysis of firm dynamism (chapter 2). It then explores the economics of regional integration in Africa and the policies that can make it deliver economic prosperity (chapter 3).
16-Apr-2018

African Economic Outlook (AEO) 2018 - Swahili version

Sehemu ya kwanza ya toleo la mwaka huu la mwelekeo wa uchumi wa bara la Afrika imefanya uchambuzi wa mwenendo wa uchumi na mabadiliko ya kimfumo barani Afrika, na kuainisha matarajio kwa mwaka 2018. Sehemu ya pili imejikita katika kufafanua umuhimu wa kuimarisha miundombinu na kupendekeza mikakati mipya na bunifu ya njia za ugharamiaji kwa ajili ya nchi kutafakari uwezekano wa kuzitumia kulingana na kiwango cha maendeleo ilichofikia na mazingira ya nchi husika.
16-Apr-2018

African Economic Outlook (AEO) 2018 - Hausa version

A wannan shekara ta 2018, tsarin tattalin arzikin nahiyar afirka, wanda aka fi sani da African Economic Outlook ya yi la’akari ne da sababbin nasarori manya-manya da aka samu a afirka [kashi na farko]. Baynhaka, nazarin ya shafi bukatar dake akwai ta yin manya-manyan ayyuka, musamman ma irin na gine-gine tare da habbaka su a nahiyar afirka. Bugu da kari, akwai shawarwarin da suka dace a bi don bullo da sababbun dabarun samun kudaden yin ayyuka gwargwadon iyawar kowace kasa dake nahiyar, a matasayin mataki na gaba na wannan nazarin [kashi na biyu].
16-Apr-2018

African Economic Outlook (AEO) 2018 - Arabic version

12-Mar-2018

East Africa Economic Outlook 2018

The East Africa Economic Outlook reviews economic performance in 2017 and forecasts the next two years by highlighting the region’s key drivers of growth, opportunities, and challenges. It covers major macroeconomic developments in the region’s 13 countries and discusses structural issues affecting future growth, poverty, and inequality. It also presents in part II a synopsis of manufacturing activity in the region, drawing on a previous study of seven of the region’s countries. The outlook selects manufacturing as the sector to cover due to its potential to drive future growth and employment...
12-Mar-2018

Southern Africa Economic Outlook 2018

The economic outlook for the Southern Africa region is cautious. Broad-based economic activity is expected to recover at a slow pace, but the outlook remains modest, given the diverging growth patterns for the region’s economies. Upper middle-income countries turned in low and declining rates of growth. Meanwhile, lower income transitioning economies recorded moderate and improved growth, albeit at reduced rates. Despite the improvement, economic performance remains below the regional target of 7 percent annual economic growth for all member states. The region’s economic outlook continues to...