IMF / Sub−Saharan Africa Regional Economic Outlook

The sub-Saharan Africa region’s economic outlook will grow by 3.4 percent in 2021, up from 3.1 percent projected in October, and supported by improved exports and commodity prices, along with a recovery in both private consumption and investment. The IMF announced today (Thursday, April 15th) in a press briefing in Washington, DC. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ “The region’s economy contracted by 1.9 percent in 2020, while this is somewhat less severe, about one percentage points less than we projected in October, you know, […]

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Uganda: Push for women’s access to energy will boost economic participation and gender equality

Uganda is implementing initiatives to enhance women’s access to clean energy in the form of energy-efficient cooking stoves and home lighting solutions, which will accelerate progress toward gender equality and increase women’s participation in the economy. At a virtual workshop held on 23 February, Uganda’s Minister of State for Energy and Mineral Development Simon D’Ujanga said the ministry was pushing ahead with initiatives to expand women’s access to clean energy solutions and tackle gender violence. The event, organised by the […]

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Virtual launch of the African Economic Outlook 2021

Who: The African Development Bank, with President Akinwumi A. Adesina and Prof. Joseph StiglitzWhen: Friday, 12 March 2021, 14.00 – 16.30 GMTWhere: Virtual The African Development Bank will launch its 2021 African Economic Outlook on Friday, 12 March 2021. The theme of this year’s report is From Debt Resolution to Growth: The Road Ahead for Africa, which examines Africa’s growth performance and outlook and presents the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Africa is projected to recover in 2021 from […]

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Ehingbeti: Lagos Economic Summit 2021

What: 8th Lagos Economic Summit: discussing issues critical to development of the mega city Who: African Development Bank President Akinwumi. A. Adesina and other high-level representatives of the private sector and government When: Tuesday, 16 February 10:40am – 10-55am (WAT) Where: Virtual. Click here to register : https://www.ehingbetisummit.com/register-sme African Development Bank president Akinwumi. A. Adesina will deliver a keynote address at the Lagos Economic Summit on February 16 at 10:40am – 10-55am (WAT). The theme of Dr. Adesina’s speech will […]

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