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- October 2011
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This October 2011 issue of the Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa (REO) was prepared by a team led by Abebe Aemro Selassie under the direction of Saul Lizondo. The team included Paulo Drummond, Rodrigo Garcia-Verdu, Cleary Haines, Hui Jin, Robert Keyfitz, Maitland MacFarlan, Alexis Meyer-Cirkel, Montfort Mlachila, Luiz Edgard R. Oliveira, Gonzalo Salinas, Jon Shields, Alun Thomas, and Teresa Trasino. Specific contributions were made by Yemisrach Amare, Rahul Anand, Noriaki Kinoshita, Kaveh Majlesi, Saurabh Mishra, Sukhwinder Singh, Nicola Spatafora, and Misa Takebe; with editorial assistance from Jenny Kletzin DiBiase. Natasha Minges was responsible for document production, with assistance from Anne O’Donoghue and Charlotte Vazquez. Martha Bonilla of the External Relations Department edited the issue, and Michael Harrup managed the production.