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Africa’s Pulse
Africa’s Pulse: An Analysis of Issues Shaping Africa’s Economic Future
April 15, 2013Washington, DC

On April 15, join Shanta Devarajan, Chief Economist for the Africa Region, for a video press conference, as we launch the latest edition of Africa’s Pulse, a twice-yearly analysis of the issues shaping Africa’s economic prospects.

The report forecasts that economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is likely to reach more than 5 percent on average in 2013-2015 but also notes that more of a decade of strong growth hasn’t necessarily translated into poverty reduction. 

We will discuss how mineral wealth, elevated food prices, rapid urbanization and a demographic dividend hold the promise of accelerating poverty reduction on the continent. 

Watch the event live and have your questions answered by panelists during the session


  • Shanta Devarajan: Chief Economist for the Africa Region
  • Punam Chuhan-Pole Lead Economist, Africa’s Pulse 

Africa’s Pulse