Podcast April 18, 2018

AFRONOMICS: Africa’s Pulse Spring Part 1: Africa’s Macroeconomic Outlook

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Part One of our two part discussion on Africa’s Pulse focusses on the macroeconomic outlook and prospects for African countries. We’re speaking with Lead Author of the report, Punam Chuhan-Pole. Sub-Saharan Africa’s growth is projected to reach 3.1 percent in 2018, and to average 3.6 percent in 2019–20, says Africa’s Pulse, a bi-annual analysis of the state of African economies conducted by the World Bank, released today. The growth forecasts are premised on expectations that oil and metals prices will remain stable, and that governments in the region will implement reforms to address macroeconomic imbalances and boost investment.