IMF staff completes review mission to Cabo Verde

cabo verde 17 DecAn International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team led by Malangu Kabedi-Mbuyi visited Praia and Boa Vista from 3-16 December to hold discussions on the first review under Cabo Verde’s programme supported by the Policy Coordination Instrument (PCI)

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Validating African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Business Index

AfCFTA 11 decOver the course of two days, Pan-African Trade experts will meet to validate the methodology to produce the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Country Business Index at the United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa

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ADF-15 replenishment: Donors commit US$7.6bn to support Africa’s low-income countries

Nina StockDonors of the African Development Fund (ADF) greed to commit US$7.6bn to speed up growth in Africa’s poorest nations and help lift millions out of poverty

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Africa hopes for a better year despite precarious global outlook

P17 table 1foruseOverall, growth in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), home to over 1 billion people remains at below potential in recent years because of continued external headwinds and climate shocks, such as droughts, cyclones and heavy rainfalls coupled with security tensions and slower pace of domestic reforms in some countries

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African Economic Conference: A clarion call for action to tackle Africa’s youth jobs crisis

AEC job youthThe 2019 African Economic Conference (AEC) opened in the Egyptian resort city of Sharm El Sheikh on Monday with a call on African policymakers to take bold steps to tackle red-tape and high startup costs in order to create decent and well-paying jobs for the continent’s youth

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