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African Economic Outlook 2016

The African Development Bank jointly with the OECD Development Centre and the United Nations Development Programme has published the “African Economic Outlook 2016: Sustainable Cities and Structural Transformation.” The report presents the continent’s current state of affairs and forecasts its situation for the coming two years. The 2016 report examines Africa’s performance in crucial areas: …
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The Global Opportunity in Online Outsourcing

The World Bank Group has just published the “The Global Opportunity in Online Outsourcing” report. The estimated market size of the online outsourcing by 2020 will be US$15 to $25 billion, and could employ at least 30 million registered workers. The study summarizes and analyzes global experiences in online outsourcing, as well as its potential …
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African Economic Outlook 2015

The OECD Development Centre, jointly with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has just published the “African Economic Outlook 2015.” According to the report, with Africa’s population set to double by 2050, modernising local economies will be vital to make the continent more competitive and to increase people’s living …
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Executing Growth: EY’s 2014 Africa Attractiveness Survey

Africa’s share of global foreign direct investment (FDI) projects has reached the highest level in a decade, according to this report by Ernst & Young. The report combines an analysis of international investment into Africa since 2003, with a 2014 survey of over 500 global business leaders about their views on the potential of the …
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Comparing the Real Size of African Economies

Which are the largest and smallest economies in Africa? Which are the poorest and richest countries compared to the regional average? The answer to these questions and many more can be found in the study “Comparing the Real Size of African Economies: Highlights of the main findings of the 2011 round of the international comparison …
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Africa by Numbers 2013-14

Foreign direct investment (FDI) into Africa has increased significantly over the last decade and this trend is set to continue, but the decision on where to invest in this vast and diverse continent can prove challenging, according to Ernst & Young’s “Africa by Numbers: Assessing market attractiveness in Africa” report. The study sets out the …
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Economic Development in Africa Report 2013

The UNCTAD has just released the Economic Development in Africa Report 2013, subtitled “Intra-African Trade: Unlocking Private Sector Dynamism”. According to the study, African governments are embarked on a major campaign to reduce trade barriers between the continent’s countries, but while doing this, they had better take vigorous measures to boost their private sectors, or …
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African Economic Outlook 2013

The African Development Bank (AfDB) jointly with the OECD Development Centre, the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has published the “African Economic Outlook 2013: Structural Transformation and Natural Resources.” According to the report, Africa’s agricultural, mining and energy resources could boost the continent’s economic growth and pave the way …
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