Africa | Structural strength shapes the outlook for sectoral growth

The accelerated divergence between advanced economies and African frontier markets should become more overt this year as lower-income countries fall behind on vaccination campaigns and shift into premature policy tightening cycles. This divergence will carry through to African countries, with the strength of structural pillars dictating the pace of post-pandemic recovery. Our Economic Potential Index (EPI) shows which countries are at risk of carrying the scars of the pandemic deep into the medium term.

Why big fiscal deficits and low inflation can coexi (40)What you will learn about:

  • Some of the factors considered in the estimation of long-term growth potential
  • Reasons behind persistent growth underperformance to estimated potential
  • The carry-through to sectoral growth prospects in key countries

Topics: Economic outlook, Global trade, Growth & secular trends, Africa

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