Etudes économiques et sectorielles

05-sep-2012

Tunisie - Défis économiques et sociaux post - Révolution

Le présent rapport a été préparé par Natsuko Obayashi, économiste-pays principal, Département régional Nord 1 (ORNA), Banque africaine de développement (au moment de la rédaction du rapport) en collaboration avec Emanuele Santi, Econamiste pays principal sous la supervision de Jacob Kolster, Directeur Département régional Nord 1 (ORNA).
02-sep-2012

Évaluation des activités de la Banque dans l’énergie, l’environnement et le changement climatique

23-aoû-2012

Africa Food Security Brief - Highlights of the Food Security Situation - Issue 3

The food security situation on the continent in the first semester of 2012 was overshadowed by a looming food and humanitarian crisis in the Sahel due to drought. This came on the heels of the crisis in the Horn of Africa in the previous year, when 12 million people required humanitarian assistance and famine was declared in Somalia. Even though famine conditions no longer exist in Somalia, nearly one-third of the population was reported to be in crisis during the first quarter of 2012, unable to fully meet essential food and nonfood needs.
17-aoû-2012

Development Aid and Access to Water and Sanitation in Sub-Saharan Africa - Full Report

17-aoû-2012

Aide au développement et accès à l'eau et à l'assainissement en Afrique subsaharienne - Vue d’ensemble

02-aoû-2012

Togo - Monthly Economic Review - August 2012

Depuis le début de l’année 2010, le Togo s’est engagé dans de vastes chantiers d’infrastructures routières. Dans cet élan de modernisation, le pays veut combler son déficit en matière de facilité de transport. L’insuffisance quantitative et qualitative d’infrastructures de transport routier reste un problème pour la croissance de l’économie togolaise. Sur le plan régional, à partir de son port en eau profonde à Lomé, le Togo offre un corridor routier de désenclavement des pays de l’Hinterland (Burkina, Mali, Niger). Le Togo a la forme d’un corridor d’une superficie de 56.600 km2 avec une...
02-aoû-2012

Togo - Monthly Economic Review - July 2012

La communauté togolaise vivant à l’étranger n’a jamais fait l’objet d’un recensement exhaustif. Faute d’un tel dénombrement démographique, il s’avère difficile de donner un chiffre exact quant au nombre de Togolais expatriés. Cependant, sur la base du dernier recensement général de la population et de l’habitat au Togo de 2010, et sur la base d’une étude financée par la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) et réalisée en partie par la communauté scientifique et technique de la Diaspora togolaise, certaines informations sur les Togolais du reste du monde ont été rendues disponibles. La...
27-juin-2012

Zimbabwe - Monthly Economic Review - June 2012

The precious metals market along with many other markets including commodities, stocks and foreign exchange markets tumbled during most of May 2012. Both gold and silver registered their worst performances during the month of May and the prices are the lowest since December 2011. Several factors may have contributed to the decline of precious metals prices during May including the concerns during the fi rst couple of weeks over the results of the French and Greek elections, the tumble down of the Euro/USD during most of the month; the renewed speculation around the potential departure of...
28-mai-2012

Zimbabwe - Monthly Economic Review - May 2012

The prices of gold declined for the fi rst three weeks before going on a rebound in the last week of April 2012. Platinum and Nickel prices declined by 4.3 percent and 0.4 percent, respectively, to close the month at US$1,574.80 per ounce and $1,7840.30 per tonne. The price of Nickel warrants that the Government of Zimbabwe takes a keen interest in the reopening of the Bindura Nickel Corporation underground activities so that the Bindura Smelter and refi nery start operating at full production level.
27-avr-2012

Zimbabwe - Monthly Economic Review - April 2012

Metal prices changed directions during the month of March 2012 but generally closed the month weaker. Crude oil prices zigzagged with no clear trend during the month of March 2012. Movement in oil prices could have been influenced by speculations on the likely break down of the Iranian tension with the West which would affect supply of crude oil. Prices may also have been influenced by the announcement by Saudi Arabia officials to raise oil production by as much as 25% in case of an oil shortage. On the other hand, according to the recent International Energy Agency (IEA) report, the OECD...
26-mar-2012

Zimbabwe - Monthly Economic Review - March 2012

Metal prices were volatile during the fi rst half of February 2012, with copper and nickel fi rming during the fi rst week of the month before dropping sharply, towards the end of the second week, to reach their monthly lowest of US$8252.50/tonne and US$19,672.50/tonne, respectively. Crude oil prices sustained an upward momentum during the month of February 2012 to close the month at US$122.76/barrel from US$112.25/ barrel, thereby gaining by 9 percent. The low oil stockpiles in the U.S. and Europe along with the potential threat of souring diplomatic relations between Iran and the West may...
24-Feb-2012

Zimbabwe - Monthly Economic Review - Februray 2012

Metal prices continued to recover from the downward trend of December 2011. In January 2012, gold and platinum prices fi rmed by 9 percent and 15 percent, respectively, while copper and nickel prices also increased by 8 percent and 10 percent, respectively (Table 1). International prices of rough diamonds in January 2012 were affected by the increase in supply of diamonds, especially from Zimbabwe following the lifting of export ban on the Marange diamonds by the Kimberly Process Certifi cation Scheme (KPCS). The decline of rough diamond price, averaging about 25 percent since November 2011,...
25-jan-2012

Zimbabwe - Monthly Economic Review - January 2012

Metal prices changed direction several times throughout the year but ended 2011 weaker, except for gold. From 4 January 2011 to 30 December 2011, gold fi rmed by 13%, platinum, copper and nickel declined by 22%, 22% and 27%, respectively, over the same period. During 2011, prices responded positively (fi rmed) to the weakening US dollar as investors looked for safe haven for their cash. For the month of December 2011, prices for gold, platinum and copper fell by 10%, 11% and 3%, respectively while nickel prices fi rmed by 8%. The on-going uncertainty vis-à-vis the potential outcome of the...
25-nov-2011

Zimbabwe - Monthly Economic Review - November 2011

The national budget is expected to be presented to the Parliament before the end of November 2011. As contained in the 2012 Budget Strategy Paper, the economy is projected to grow by 9.3 percent in 2011, underpinned by strong growth in agriculture and mining sectors.
31-oct-2011

Zimbabwe - Monthly Economic Review - October 2011

In a fi rst for Zimbabwe, and underscoring improved economic governance, the Ministry of Finance, as part of the consultative process for the forthcoming 2012 Budget, published a Budget Strategy Paper (BSP) in August 2011. The BSP identifi es issues to be addressed in the 2012 National Budget, derived from previous budget consultations, the Government’s own work programme, as well as the Medium Term Plan (MTP).
26-sep-2011

Zimbabwe - Monthly Economic Review - September 2011

The economy is still on a positive growth path, despite attendant challenges that need to be addressed in order to achieve set targets.
23-aoû-2011

Zimbabwe - Monthly Economic Review - August 2011

On 26 July 2011 the Government of Zimbabwe announced the mid-term fiscal policy review. The major highlights of the review are as follows:
30-juin-2011

Zimbabwe - Monthly Economic Review - June 2011

Following the cumulative decline in economic activity over the period 2000-2008 estimated at about 40%, the Zimbabwean economy rebounded in 2009 to register a growth of 5.7%. The economy, which further grew by 8.1% in 2010, is projected by the African Development Bank’s African Economic Outlook to grow by 7.8% in 2011. Sustained macroeconomic stability that is the result of the multiple currency and cash budgeting framework, coupled with resuscitation in economic activity in the key sectors of the economy, provided substantial growth impetus to the Zimbabwean economy. The growth momentum in...