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International Monetary Fund. African Dept.
Published Date:
May 2006
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    © 2006 International Monetary Fund

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    Series design: Luisa Menjivar and Jorge Salazar

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    Regional economic outlook : Sub-Saharan Africa [Washington, D.C.] :

    International Monetary Fund, 2006

    p. cm. — (World economic and financial surveys, 0258-7440)

    September 2006

    Includes bibliographical references.

    1. Economic forecasting — Africa, Sub-Saharan. 2. Africa, Sub-Saharan — Economic conditions. 3. Africa, Sub-Saharan —Economic conditions — tatistics.

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    Contents

    The following conventions are used in this publication:

    • In tables, a blank cell indicates “not applicable,” ellipsis points (…) indicate “not available,” and 0 or 0.0 indicates “zero” or “negligible.” Minor discrepancies between sums of constituent figures and totals are due to rounding.

    • An en dash (–) between years or months (for example, 2005–06 or January–June) indicates the years or months covered, including the beginning and ending years or months; a slash or virgule (/) between years or months (for example, 2005/06) indicates a fiscal or financial year, as does the abbreviation FY (for example, FY2006).

    • “Billion” means a thousand million; “trillion” means a thousand billion.

    • “Basis points” refer to hundredths of 1 percentage point (for example, 25 basis points are equivalent to ¼ of 1 percentage point).

    As used in this publication, the term “country” does not in all cases refer to a territorial entity that is a state as understood by international law and practice. As used here, the term also covers some territorial entities that are not states but for which statistical data are maintained on a separate and independent basis.

    Preface

    This report was prepared in the Policy Wing of the IMF’s African Department, under the direction of Benedicte Vibe Christensen, Deputy Director. The research was coordinated by Sanjeev Gupta with contributions from Ulrich Jacoby, Yongzheng Yang, Kevin Carey, Arto Kovanen, Volker Treichel, Hans Weisfeld, Robert Burgess, Markus Haacker, Paul Francis, Kirsty Mason, and Smita Wagh. Gretchen Byrne and Gustavo Ramirez prepared the statistical tables and charts, Anne Grant provided editorial assistance, and Suresh Gulati was responsible for document production.

    The report benefited from comments from staff in the African Department and other departments of the IMF. Opinions expressed in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF or its Executive Board. The report is based on data available as of August 30, 2006.

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