Rena, Ravinder (2007): Recent trends in the world economy: a case study of Africa. Published in: Journal of Global Economy , Vol. 4, No. 2 (15. June 2008): pp. 85-101.
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In 2006, world economic growth improved slightly to 3.8 per cent from 3.5 per cent in 2005. Globally, growth rates were highest in South-east Europe, Commonwealth of Independent States, and countries in East and South Asia. Similarly, African economies continued to sustain the growth momentum of previous years, recording GDP growth rate of 5.7 per cent in 2006 compared to 5.3 per cent in 2005 and 5.2 per cent in 2004. This article provides the recent economic growth performance of the world in general and African continent in particular. It discusses developments in both the developed and developing countries especially the progress and challenges in human development, and also gives a brief exposition of the prospects for 2007. The paper further examines recent economic performance at the continental and sub-regional levels. It discusses disparities in growth performance and the factors behind the observed disparities across countries and sub-regions. The discussion highlights key constraints to growth in Africa and strategies to address these constraints. The paper provides some concluding remarks.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Recent trends in the world economy: a case study of Africa|
|Keywords:||World economy, African economy, economic recovery, Millennium Development Goals, Industrialised countries, Oil prices|
|Subjects:||N - Economic History > N1 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Industrial Structure; Growth; Fluctuations
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E2 - Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment > E24 - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital
F - International Economics > F0 - General > F01 - Global Outlook
N - Economic History > N1 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Industrial Structure; Growth; Fluctuations > N17 - Africa; Oceania
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E6 - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy, and General Outlook
|Depositing User:||Ravinder Rena|
|Date Deposited:||19. Oct 2008 07:03|
|Last Modified:||11. Feb 2013 18:28|
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