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AfDB to present 2018 analysis of African economies at AU Summit

By Conan Businge

Added 25th January 2018 12:34 PM

The African Economic Outlook bridges a knowledge gap on the diverse socio-economic realities of African economies through regular comparative analysis.

The African development Bank’s vice-president for economic governance and knowledge management, Celestin Monga, will present the 2018 African Economic Outlook (AEO), on Friday, January 26, , in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on the sidelines of the African Union Summit.

Produced for the first time by the African Development Bank, the report, which provides a comprehensive and documented analysis of African economies, will be presented to senior officials, representatives of the private sector, the media and development partners.

Victor Harison, the commissioner economic affairs at the African Union Commission; Abraham Tekeste, minister of finance and economic co-operation of Ethiopia and Arkebe Oqubay, minister and special advisor to the prime minister of Ethiopia will participate in this second launch of the report, after its first publication on January 17 at the Bank's headquarters in Abidjan.

The African Economic Outlook bridges a knowledge gap on the diverse socio-economic realities of African economies through regular comparative analysis.

To facilitate advocacy and policy dialogue, the 2018 AEO has been abridged to four chapters and about 180 pages, plus the 54 country notes, down from more than 300 pages.

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