The economic outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is positive, with growth rising to 5.3% in 2012, and 5.6% in 2013, over the pre-crisis average level of 5%. This forecast would change in the event of a deteriorating global economy. Excluding South Africa, the continent’s largest economy, growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is forecast to rise to 6%.
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July 28, 2014 — The World Bank is working with WHO, the UN and other partners to support the governments of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea as they work to contain the spread of the Ebola virus.Read More »
July 15, 2014 — A social safety net program in six African countries is providing families with cash and other benefits to protect against hunger, steadily reduce poverty and build resilience against climate change.Read More »
July 10, 2014 — Farmers and scientists in four east African countries – Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda – are collaborating to use innovative agriculture techniques to increase the production of rice, cassava, wheat and dairy.Read More »