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Sub-Saharan Africa: Navigating A Long Pandemic

Opening Remarks at Press Briefing on Regional Economic Outlook By Abebe Aemro Selassie, Director, African Department, IMF Washington, DC April 15, 2021/IMF Good Morning! Thank you all for joining us for the release of the April Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa. Before I come to our assessment of the […]

Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa: Navigating a Long Pandemic

April 15, 2021/IMF This year, sub-Saharan Africa is projected to grow by 3.4 percent, recovering from the 1.9 percent contraction in 2020—the worst on record—that resulted in a large increase in poverty. In many countries, per capita income will not return to pre-crisis levels until 2025. The near-term outlook is […]