- International Monetary Fund. African Dept.
- Published Date:
- April 2015
World Economic and Financial Surveys
Regional Economic Outlook
©2015 International Monetary Fund
Regional economic outlook. Sub-Saharan Africa. — Washington, D.C.: International
Monetary Fund, 2003–
v. ; cm. — (World economic and financial surveys, 0258-7440)
Twice a year.
Began in 2003.
Some issues have thematic titles.
1. Economic forecasting — Africa, Sub-Saharan — Periodicals. 2. Africa, Sub-Saharan — Economic conditions — 1960 — Periodicals. 3. Economic development — Africa, Sub-Saharan — Periodicals. I. Title: Sub-Saharan Africa. II. International Monetary Fund. III. Series: World economic and financial surveys.
ISBN-13: 978-1-49832-984-2 (paper)
ISBN-13: 978-1-47551-995-2 (Web PDF)
The Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa is published twice a year, in the spring and fall, to review developments in sub-Saharan Africa. Both projections and policy considerations are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF, its Executive Board, or IMF management.
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Direction of Trade StatisticsDVA
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Foreign value addedGDP
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Regional Economic OutlookSACU
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Share of the working age populationUMP
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Working age populationWEO
World Economic OutlookWFP
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World Trade Organization
This April 2015 issue of the Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa (REO) was prepared by a team led by Céline Allard under the direction of Abebe Aemro Selassie.
The team included Rahul Anand, Jorge Iván Canales Kriljenko, Wenjie Chen, Paulo Drummond, Idan Elmelech, Richard Erlebach, Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia, Cleary Haines, Mumtaz Hussain, Emmanouil Kitsios, Bhaswar Mukhopadhyay, Marco Pani, Francisco Roch, George Rooney, Vimal Thakoor, Juan Treviño, and John Wakeman-Linn.
Specific contributions were made by Derek Anderson, Sebastian Corales, Daniela Marchettini, Dirk Vaughn Muir, and Mauricio Villafuerte.
Natasha Minges was responsible for document production, with typesetting assistance from Charlotte Vazquez. The editing and production were overseen by Joanne Creary Johnson of the Communications Department with assistance from Martha Bonilla.
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