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AfDB's Economic Outlook 2018 Reports on Africa's Five Regions

As a leading African institution, the African Development Bank was the first to provide headline numbers on Africa's macroeconomic performance and outlook in 2018 by launching this year's edition of its yearly flagship report, the African Economic Outlook (AEO), on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. AfDB President Akin Adesina acknowledged that "for the first time in the history of the Bank, it published its own African Economic Outlook - alone!" and "that's the kind of African Development Bank we want: a Bank that leads." In preparation for the Bank's Annual Meetings in Busan, Korea, (May 21-25), the report offers researchers, economists and the general public an analyses of African economic development during the previous year and near term. "By offering regional approaches for the first time, Celestin Monga, Chief Economist and Vice President of the African Development Bank's Economic Governance and Knowledge Management, highlights how the Bank wants to leverage its expertise and give a more indepth of analysis and relevance to this publication." More about AfDB in this BRIEFING