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Africa Risk Reward Index 2021

Oxford Economics Africa and Control Risks’ Africa experts are pleased to present the sixth edition of the Africa Risk-Reward Index. The index captures the evolution of the investment environment and risk landscape in major African markets.

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Gain unparalleled economic and political insight into 54 African economies. Download up to three Research Briefings for free. Or, to get unlimited access to Oxford Economics Africa's full database of briefings, commentary, daily analysis, high-quality research and data, request an obligation-free trial today.

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  • .#Angola crude #oil production dipped for the second-consecutive month in March. Nevertheless, oil output did improve slightly in Q1 2022 as a whole compared with Q1 2021.

  • President Ouattara of #Cotedivore has named a vice-president: Tiemoko Meyliet Koné, an economist who has spent most of his career at the West African central bank, the BCEAO. The nomination is positive from the point of view of governance.

  • .#SouthAfrica headline inflation rate came in at 5.9% y-o-y in March, 0.2 ppt higher than the previous month. The March inflation print was slightly lower than the consensus forecast of 6.0% y-o-y.

  • In its WEO for April the #IMF makes downward revisions to the global growth outlook in response to the war in Ukraine. #Africa is an exception: the Fund’s view of growth in sub-Saharan Africa is unchanged since October. But the outlook for the price environment is bleak.

  • Inflation in #Sudan rose to 263.2% y-o-y in March. The October coup d'état has sent the already fragile economy into free fall. Living standards are rapidly deteriorating as prices continue to soar, and 18 million people are at risk of facing food insecurity in coming months.

  • .#Angola #inflation rate dips slightly in March, marking the second-straight disinflation reading this year. The stronger kwanza should give consumers some reprieve this year.

  • The number of #tourists visiting #Mauritius rose to 66,066 in March as Covid-19 restrictions were relaxed and pandemic-related fears became more of a faint memory.

  • The #inflation outlook in #Nigeria deteriorated over the past month as the headline print rose to 15.9% y-o-y due to food and fuel prices pressures. Inflation should continue trending upwards throughout Q2 and Q3, averaging above 16.0% this year.

Africa Economic Insight

Gain unparalleled economic and political insight into 54 African economies. Download up to three Research Briefings for free. Or, to get unlimited access to Oxford Economics Africa's full database of briefings, commentary, daily analysis, high-quality research and data, request an obligation-free trial today.

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BESPOKE REPORT IN COLLABORATION WITH UNECA

Unemployment and underemployment remain pervasive across the continent, and demographic trends suggest that the situation will deteriorate further if not effectively addressed. In collaboration with UNECA, Oxford Economics Africa examined 34 employment initiatives across 15 different countries, with the aim that key lessons will inform policy recommendations across the continent.

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TAILORED ECONOMIC IMPACT ASSESSMENT

Oxford Economics Africa has extensive experience in measuring economic footprints and conducting policy impact assessments, with the latter often necessitating sophisticated modelling expertise to map out digital economies, measuring the impact of complex tax scenarios and assessing the impact of shocks. We have also expanded our service offering, covering economic, environmental, and social impacts across the value chain, on a consistent basis and comparable with Sustainable Development Goals and Greenhouse Gas Protocol metrics.

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