The African Economic Outlook 2017 presents the continent’s current state of affairs
and forecasts its situation for the coming two years. This annual report examines
Africa’s performance in crucial areas: macroeconomics, external financial flows and
tax revenues, trade policies and regional integration, human development, and governance.
For its 16th edition, the report? takes a hard look at the role of entrepreneurs in
Africa’s industrialisation process. It proposes practical steps that African governments
can take to carry out effective industrialisation strategies. Policies aimed at improving
skills, business clusters and financing could remove important constraints on African
private enterprises.A section of country?notes summarises recent economic growth,
forecasts gross domestic product for 2017 and 2018, and highlights the main policy
issues facing each of the 54 African countries. A statistical annex (available only
on line) compares country-specific economic, social and political variables.