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Africa's Pulse Fall 2013

October 7, 2013

Five years after the start of the global financial crisis, most countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have continued to register relatively vigorous growth. Economic activity throughout the region continues to expand: GDP growth is projected to reach 4.9% in 2013, compared with 4.2% in 2012, and will rise to 5.5% in 2015, according to the World Bank’s new Africa’s Pulse, the twice-yearly analysis of the economic trends and latest data on the continent. Herbert Boh speaks with report author Punam Chuhan Pole and World Bank Africa Region Chief Economist, Francisco Ferreira.