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Sub-Saharan GDP growth may fall below 2% claims World Bank

Geoff Riley

30th September 2016

I make a point of having a look at the Africa Pulse report because it is packed full of useful analysis and comment on some of the key factors shaping growth and development outcomes for this heterogeneous continent. The latest edition forecasts that real GDP growth is likely to fall well below the rates achieved in recent years (including post GFC in 2008).

Some African countries continue to do well - among them Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Tanzania - whereas others are hamstrung by institutional weaknesses, a lack of economic diversity and structural gaps in competitiveness.

This is the page for the detailed commentary and database: Click here

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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