Case studies from Benin, Cameroon, Ghana and the Republic of Congo underline importance of regional integration to intra-Africa trade in wood products

Regional economic integration can boost trade in wood products among African countries, according to the findings of a new report produced by the African Natural Resources Centre of the African Development Bank. The report, Intra-African Trade in Wood Products – Case studies from Benin, Cameroon, Ghana and the Republic of Congo, published on 19 May, explores the role that forest value chains can play in advancing Africa’s development objectives. The continent’s significant forest resources are under-utilized, the report notes. Also, despite […]

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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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