- Céline Allard
- Published Date:
- May 2017
World Economic and Financial Surveys
Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa Restarting the Growth Engine
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Regional economic outlook. Sub-Saharan Africa. — Washington, D.C.: International
Monetary Fund, 2003–
v. ; cm. — (World economic and financial surveys, 0258-7440)
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: 978-1-47557-446-3 (paper)
ISBN: 978-1-47557-498-2 (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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This April 2017 issue of the Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa (REO) was prepared by a team led by Céline Allard under the direction of David Robinson.
The team included Francisco Arizala, Romain Bouis, Mehmet Cangul, Hilary Devine, Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia, Cleary Haines, Mumtaz Hussain, Ali Mansoor, Leandro Medina, Nkunde Mwase, Monique Newiak, Maxwell Opoku-Afari, Cemile Sancak, Charalambos Tsangarides, Tim Willems, Frank Wu, and Mustafa Yenice.
Specific contributions were made by Luisa Charry, Wenjie Chen, Byung Kyoon Jang, Yun Liu, Daniela Marchettini, Manabu Nose, Alun Thomas, Arina Viseth, Torsten Wezel, Jiayi Zhang; and Aline Coudouel, Emma Monsalve (both from the World Bank).
Natasha Minges was responsible for document production, with production assistance from Charlotte Vazquez. The editing and production were overseen by Linda Long of the Communications Department.
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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, 2009–10 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).