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Regional Economic Outlook, April 2008, Sub-Saharan Africa

The region's prospects continue to be promising, but global developments pose increased risks to the outlook. Growth in sub-Saharan Africa should again average about 6½ percent in 2008 with oil exporters leading the way; meanwhile, growth in oil importers is expected to taper off, though only modestly. With food and energy prices still rising, inflation is projected to average about 8½ percent this year for countries in the region, setting aside Zimbabwe. Risks in 2008 are tilted to the downside, but the region is better placed today to withstand a worsening of the global environment
Table Of Contents
Cover; Contents; Abbreviations; Executive Summary; I. Overview; Main Developments in 2007; Figures; 1.1. A Comparison of Growth; Tables; 1.1. Sub-Saharan Africa: Selected Indicators, 2003-08; Boxes; 1.1. Sub-Saharan Africa and the Global Slowdown; 1.2. Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa; 1.3. Regional Dynamics of Growth; 1.4. Contribution to GDP Growth; 1.5. Growth Volatility; 1.6. Real Per Capita GDP Growth; 1.7. Sub-Saharan Africa: Oil Exporters; 1.8. Sub-Saharan Africa: Trading Gains (Losses); 1.2. Economic Crisis in Zimbabwe; 1.9. Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa
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