Sub-Saharan Africa’s growth picked up moderately in 2014, to 4.5%, compared with 4.2% in 2013. Regional GDP growth is projected to remain broadly unchanged at 4.6% in 2015. Despite headwinds, growth is projected to pick up to 5.1% by 2017, lifted by infrastructure investment, increased agriculture production, and buoyant services.
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April 8, 2015 — From April 17-19, government officials, journalists, civil society organizations, entrepreneurs and other African and global representatives will gather in Washington DC for seminars, press conferences and regional briefings focused on the global economy. JOIN THE EVENTS LIVE AND HAVE YOUR SAY! Read More »
April 14, 2015 — On April 17, the World Bank will host a high-level roundtable at which the presidents of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will present their Ebola recovery plans. Watch a live webcast at 7:30 am ET.Read More »
April 13, 2015 — The global decline in prices of commodities such as oil is having a negative impact on Sub Saharan Africa's economic growth, which is expected to slow to 4% in 2015, a new report finds.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 »
The World Bank Group’s emergency response to the Ebola crisis is to help stop the spread of infections, improve public health systems throughout West Africa, and assist countries in coping with the economic impact.
IDA is the part of the World Bank that helps the world’s poorest countries. Established in 1960, IDA aims to reduce poverty by providing loans (called “credits”) and grants for programs that boost economic growth, reduce inequalities, and improve people’s living conditions.