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African Economic Outlook 2018

African Economic Outlook 2018

07/03/2018

The African Economic Outlook bridges a critical knowledge gap on the diverse socio-economic realities of African economies through regular, rigorous, and comparative analysis. It provides short-to-medium term forecasts on the evolution of key macroeconomic indicators for all 54 regional member countries, as well as analysis on the state of socio-economic challenges and progress made in each country.

Global Public Investor 2017

Global Public Investor 2017

23/06/2017

Domestic funding for Africa: New ways to bridge infrastructure gap, Cédric Mbeng Mezui, African Development Bank Group

AFDB Financial Presentation 2017

AFDB Financial Presentation 2017

24/05/2017

African Development Bank Financial Presentation 2017

OMFIF May 2017: Building a Resilient Africa

OMFIF May 2017: Building a Resilient Africa

11/05/2017

In the May edition of OMFIF (Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum)​, Cedric Mbeng Mezui examines the links between commodity revenues and fiscal policy in Africa, warning against procyclical tendencies that expose external vulnerabilities.

Central Banks Without A Rulebook

Central Banks Without A Rulebook

04/04/2017

After seven years of unorthodox operations, primarily quantitative easing, central banks are beginning to consider when and how to normalise monetary policy.

Guidelines for Government Securities Book

Guidelines for Government Securities Book

28/03/2017

In most countries, the development of a government securities market has been crucial in aiding the creation of a liquid and efficient domestic debt market that facilitates parastatal, corporate and other issuance. It also signals that a country is maturing financially and is less dependent on donor funding.

Categories: Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia

African Yield Curve Guidebook Cover

African Yield Curves Guidebook

22/02/2017

The AFMI believes it is appropriate to produce an African Yield Curves Guidebook that will provide basic details on countries’ attempts to gradually produce and publish their own yield curve, while at the same time highlighting the challenges they face in this endeavour.

Categories: Botswana, Burundi, Central African Republic, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia

2017 Annual Economic Outlook

2017 Annual Economic Outlook

15/12/2016

As the business cycle ages, we explore the potential upside and downside risks to our outlook. On the upside, the U.S. labor market is close to full employment, supporting both consumer spending and housing. On the downside, weak corporate profits, a strong dollar, and modest global growth are limiting business investment and export growth. Inflation is expected to rise gradually toward the Fed’s 2% target, strengthening the case for modest monetary policy tightening. However, capital flows will likely limit rate rises at the long end of the curve.