Sub-Saharan Africa’s macroeconomic prospects remain promising. Despite headwinds, medium-term growth for Africa remains favorable. Regional GDP growth is projected to strengthen to an average annual pace of 5.2 percent in 2015-16 from 4.6% in 2014, and rise to 5.3% in 2017.
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December 17, 2014 — To meet the needs of a rapidly growing population and its demand on water and sanitation services, 15 water utility CEO’s recently met to share experiences for improving water delivery. Read More »
December 5, 2014 — World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim visits Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, where the Ebola epidemic is projected to send the three West African countries into a recession. Read More »
December 1, 2014 — Since 2007, the World Bank's Total War Against AIDS Project has counseled over 5 million people for HIV and provided grants to more than 10,000 community-based organizations. Today, these grants are helping to bring essential services closer to people, including children born with disabilities and HIV/AIDS.Read More »
New data shows the quality and quantity of research in Sub Saharan Africa improving, but a gap in the critical areas of Science, Technology Engineering and Math research, which could hurt the region’s chances of economic growth.Read More »