- International Monetary Fund. African Dept.
- Published Date:
- October 2016
World Economic and Financial Surveys
Regional Economic Outlook
Sub-Saharan Africa Multispeed Growth
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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.
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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.
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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 2016 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 Francisco Arizala, Mounir Bari, Marlon Francisco, Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia, Cleary Haines, Dalia Hakura, Ermal Hitaj, Mumtaz Hussain, Marshall Mills, Monique Newiak, Tobias Rasmussen, Vimal Thakoor, Charalambos Tsangarides, Arina Viseth, Tim Willems, Mustafa Yenice, and Jiayi Zhang.
Specific contributions were made by Luisa Charry, Kerstin Gerling, Farayi Gwenhamo, Samir Jahjah, Romina Kazandjian, Lisa Kolovich, Yun Liu, Montfort Mlachila, Ian Parry, Mika Saito, Jing Wang, and Fan Yang.
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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