Abstract

Growth should reach 6 percent in 2007 (Table 1.1 and Figure 1.1), slightly lower than projected in the April Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa but up from 5½ percent in 2006.1 The expansion partly reflects rising production in oil exporters and strong domestic investment in oil importers, fueled by continued progress with macroeconomic stability and reforms in most countries. The region also benefited from the external environment, including solid demand for commodities, increased capital inflows, and debt relief.

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