The Office of the Chief Economist in the Africa Region (AFRCE) seeks to generate knowledge on policy and institutional reforms in Sub-Saharan Africa. It produces and oversees the production of research articles and reports on the most pressing development issues facing the continent. One of AFRCE's most important functions is to foster a community of economists interested in Sub-Saharan Africa, within the World Bank and on the continent.
The Macro Poverty Outlook is jointly produced by the Poverty & Equity and Macroeconomics & Fiscal Management Global Practices of the World Bank. This semi-annual report, which analyses macro and poverty developments in developing countries, is released for the Spring and Annual Meetings of the World Bank and IMF.