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dc.description.abstractIn 2016, overall economic growth in Africa declined drastically, dropping to 1.7 per cent, lower than the developing country average of 3.8 per cent. This growth performance was influenced greatly by outcomes in the six largest African economies and masks the remarkable growth, by at least 3 per cent, achieved by 32 countries in 2016. The resulting positive growth was generally underpinned by private consumption and investment (in infrastructure in several countries), made possible by improvements in the business and investment environments in many countries. At the social level, the poor in Africa live much further below the extreme poverty threshold than in other regions, with an average consumption at about 60 per cent of the international poverty line. Despite numerous gains, inequality remains a key development challenge in Africa. Although significant progress has been made on the continent in terms of gender, gains have been uneven across countries and subregions and gender inequality remains a key development challenge in Africa.en
dc.titleOverview of recent economic and social developments in Africaen
ags.creatorCorporateUnited Nations. Economic Commission for Africaen
ags.creatorCorporateAfrican Union Commissionen
ags.creatorCorporateUnited Nations. Economic and Social Councilen
ags.subjectThesaurusECONOMIC GROWTHen
ags.subjectThesaurusDEVELOPMENT ASPECTSen
ags.subjectThesaurusECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTen
ags.subjectThesaurusSOCIAL DEVELOPMENTen
ags.subjectClassification02.02.00 ECONOMIC CONDITIONSen
ags.descriptionNotesIncludes references.en
ags.publisherPlaceAddis Ababa:en
ags.publisherNameUN. ECA,en
ags.creatorConferenceCategoryConferences of African Ministersen
dc.format.extent21 p.
dc.typeConference document
ags.creatorConferenceUN. ECA Committee of Experts (36th:2017, Mar. 23 - 25:Dakar, Senegal)
ags.creatorConferenceUN. ECA Joint Annual Meetings of the African Union Specialized Technical Committee on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration and the Economic Commission for Africa Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development(10th:2017, Mar.23 - 25:Dakar, Senegal)
ags.creatorConferenceAU Committee of Experts Meeting(3rd :2017, Mar. 23 - 25 :Dakar, Senegal)

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