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Economic Development in Africa Report

The Economic Development in Africa report analyses major aspects of Africa´s development problems and policy issues of interest to African countries. It makes policy recommendations for action by African countries themselves and by the international community to overcome the development challenges that the continent faces. 

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Economic Development in Africa Report 2019

Made in Africa – Rules of Origin for Enhanced Intra-African Trade

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Economic Development in Africa Report
2 Jul 2019
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) represents a historic opportunity for the continent to boost intra-African trade and accelerate structural transformation. However, this relies on a critical policy instrument: the effective implementation of preferential trade liberalization among...
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Economic Development in Africa Report 2018

Migration and Structural Transformation

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Economic Development in Africa Report
7 Jun 2018
This edition highlights how intra-African migration is of relevance to the agenda for regional and continental integration and shows that there are still many knowledge gaps, including on the relationship between migration, economic and trade policies. The report seeks to remedy these gaps by dra...
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Economic Development in Africa 2001

Performance, Prospects and Policy Issues

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Economic Development in Africa Report
31 Dec 2001
This report reviews Africa’s development in the 1990s and analyses the domestic and external impediments to sustained and rapid growth in Africa. It discusses inter alia policy options for enhancing growth and development in Africa in order to meet the objectives set forth by the international co...
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Economic Development in Africa Report 2017

Tourism for Transformative and Inclusive Growth

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Economic Development in Africa Report
31 Jul 2017
Tourism - in terms of its contribution to GDP, employment and trade - is a critical sector for many African economies, and its growth is increasingly driven by tourists originating from the continent itself. However, most African countries still face significant challenges and constraints in expl...
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Economic Development in Africa Report 2016

Debt Dynamics and Development Finance in Africa

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Economic Development in Africa Report
22 Jul 2016
Africa has major development aspirations in the broader context of a global and continental economic development agenda. This calls for substantial financial resources at a time when the global development finance landscape is changing, from a model centred on official development assistance and ...
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Economic Development in Africa Report 2015

Unlocking The Potential of Africa's Services Trade for Growth and Development

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Economic Development in Africa Report
1 Oct 2015
The Economic Development in Africa Report 2015 subtitled Unlocking the Potential of Africa's Trade in Services for Inclusive Growth and Development highlights the catalytic role services can play in Africa, and the importance of understanding the static and dynamic effects the development of serv...
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Economic Development in Africa Report 2014

Catalysing Investment for Transformative Growth in Africa

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Economic Development in Africa Report
21 Jul 2014
The Economic Development in Africa Report 2014 addresses the current state of development in Africa. Over the past decade, African countries have had relatively good economic growth performance. But average investment rates on the continent remain low relative to what is considered necessary to a...
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Economic Development in Africa Report 2013

Intra-African Trade: Unlocking Private Sector Dynamism

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Economic Development in Africa Report
18 Nov 2013
This report argues that for African countries to reap developmental gains from intra-African trade and regional integration, they need to place the building of productive capacities and domestic entrepreneurship at the heart of the policy agenda for boosting intra-regional trade. It also analyzes...
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Economic Development in Africa Report 2012

Structural Transformation and Sustainable Development in Africa

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Economic Development in Africa Report
3 Jan 2013
This report provides concrete policy recommendations for African policy makers and their development partners on how to promote sustainable structural transformation in Africa, meaning a sustainable structural transformation that integrates the relative decoupling of natural resource use and envi...
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Economic Development in Africa Report 2011

Fostering Industrial Development in Africa in the New Global Environment

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Economic Development in Africa Report
7 Oct 2011
This publication examines the status of industrial development in Africa with a focus on the identification of stylized facts associated with African manufacturing. It provides an analysis of past attempts at promoting industrial development in the region and the lessons learned from these experi...
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Economic Development in Africa Report 2010

South-South Cooperation: Africa and the New Forms of Development Partnership

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Economic Development in Africa Report
16 Jul 2010
The increasing role of large developing countries in global trade, finance, investment and governance, coupled with their rapid economic growth, has stimulated debate on the implications for Africa’s development. The Report examines recent trends in the economic relationships of Africa with other...
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Economic Development in Africa Report 2009

Strengthening Regional Economic Intregration for Africa's Development

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Economic Development in Africa Report
27 Jun 2009
The Report focuses on ways of strengthening regional economic integration for Africa´s development. It complements existing institutional analyses of regional integration in Africa with an economic analysis of trade in goods and services, migration and investment, and surveys recent trends in the...
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Economic Development in Africa 2008

Export Performance Following Trade Liberalization - Some Patterns and Policy Perspectives

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Economic Development in Africa Report
15 Sep 2008
This year’s report examines Africa’s export performance after trade liberalization in order to draw lessons for use in the design of future development strategies. It identifies Africa’s weak supply response as the most important impediment to the continent’s export performance, suggesting that f...
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Economic Development in Africa 2007

Reclaiming Policy Space - Domestic Resource Mobilization and Developmental States

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Economic Development in Africa Report
5 Oct 2007
The 2007 Report examines domestic resource mobilization for growth and poverty reduction in African countries. It analyses how African countries can increase domestic resources and channel them into productive investments. The Report also examines how African countries can reclaim development “po...
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Economic Development in Africa 2006

Doubling Aid - Making the "Big Push" Work

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Economic Development in Africa Report
20 Oct 2006
The 2006 report on Economic Development in Africa examines how the commitment by the international community to double aid to Africa might place the continent on a sustainable development path. The report identifies the flaws in the existing international aid system, and its central message is th...
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Economic Development in Africa 2005

Rethinking the Role of Foreign Direct Investment

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Economic Development in Africa Report
18 Nov 2005
Africa’s particular combination of geographical, historical and structural features has traditionally attracted Foreign Direct Investment into enclaves of export-oriented primary production with limited linkages to the rest of the economy. This situation has not changed much in recent years and h...
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Economic Development in Africa 2004

Debt Sustainability - Oasis or Mirage?

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Economic Development in Africa Report
5 Nov 2004
In the context of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the international community has set itself a target of reducing poverty by half by the year 2015. Many observers have now come to the conclusion that, on present trends, there is very little likelihood that this objective can be achieved ...
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Economic Development in Africa 2003

Trade Performance and Commodity Dependence

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Economic Development in Africa Report
12 Mar 2004
This report reviews the structure and composition of Africa’s trade along with the associated problems of commodity dependence. It also attempts to place in perspective the reasons for Africa's poor performance and its declining share in world trade. In addition, the report appeals for a new inte...
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Economic Development in Africa 2002

From Adjustment to Poverty Reduction - What Is New?

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Economic Development in Africa Report
8 Nov 2002