The economic outlook for sub-Saharan Africa is weakening.
A better business environment, high commodity prices and improved global financial conditions have supported strong economic growth over the last decade. However, commodity prices have retreated from their decade-highs and global financial conditions have become more difficult.
Compounding these external factors, the region enters this more uncertain period with less domestic safeguards, especially on the fiscal front, than in 2008.
This seminar will discuss the economic outlook and policy challenges for sub-Saharan Africa, as well as the region’s competitiveness.
Chair: Axel Schimmelpfennig, Senior Resident Representative in South Africa, IMF
- Antoinette Sayeh, Director, Africa Department, IMF
- Céline Allard, Head, Regional Studies Division, African Department, IMF
- Libby Dreyer, Manager, Sector Specialists, Development Bank of Southern Africa
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