- International Monetary Fund
- Published Date:
- October 2015
World Economic and Financial Surveys
Regional Economic Outlook
Sub-Saharan Africa Dealing with the Gathering Clouds
©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)
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: 978-1-51359-733-1 (paper)
ISBN-13: 978-1-51358-600-7 (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 October 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, Christine Dieterich, Emily Forrest, Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia, Cleary Haines, Dalia Hakura, Anni Huang, Mumtaz Hussain, Naresh Kumar, Azanaw Mengistu, Clara Mira, Joannes Mongardini, Bhaswar Mukhopadhyay, Monique Newiak, Marco Pani, Shane Radick, Francisco Roch, George Rooney, Magnus Saxegaard, Vimal Thakoor, Alun Thomas, Juan Treviño, Fan Yang, and Mustafa Yenice.
Specific contributions were made by Tidiane Kinda, Montfort Mlachila, and Rasmané Ouedraogo.
Natasha Minges was responsible for document production, with production assistance from Charlotte Vazquez. The editing and production were overseen by Joanne Creary Johnson of the Communications Department.
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