African Development Bank to launch African Economic Outlook report

African Development Bank AEO report on the cards. Photo: African Media.

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (ADV) –The African Development Bank (AfDB) is set to launch the 2019 edition of its flagship African Economic Outlook (AEO) report this week at its headquarters in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

The annual African Economic Outlook highlights economic prospects and projections for the continent as a whole and for each of the 54 countries.

According to the statement issued by AfDB, this year’s flagship publication theme is “Regional Integration for Africa’s Economic Prosperity.”

The AEO also offers short- and medium-term forecasts on the main socio-economic factors such as jobs, while at the same time examining the challenges and progress.

“The report is the result of the work and analysis of the Bank’s economic experts,” reads the statement.

“It is a tool for policymakers, academics, investors, development and financial industry professionals and the press and is widely used to inform policy dialogue and enhance operational efficiency of institutions.”

The launch will be followed by a press conference.

The African Economic Outlook 2019 will be available in English and French, immediately after the launch, on the following link: http://www.afdb.org/aeo.

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