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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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  • .#Namibia total external #debt stock increased by 15.0% y-o-y to $8.7bn at the end of Q2 2021.

  • The gap between #Zimbabwe official and unofficial exchange rate has widened notably over the course of this year.

  • .#Morocco The Bank Al-Maghrib (BAM) kept the key policy rates unchanged at 1.5% at its third quarterly meeting of the year on Wednesday, October 13.

  • Cabinet ministers held against their will as a meeting with disgruntled military veterans in Tshwane, #SouthAfrica, degenerated on Thursday, October 14. Special forces were called to end the stand-off with 56 people now facing kidnapping charges.

  • Higher fuel prices drive #Namibia #inflation slightly higher in September.

  • Real #GDP growth in #Tanzania slowed to 4.4% y-o-y in Q2. The slowdown can be attributed to dismal performance in the industrial and agricultural sectors.

  • .#Morocco’s gross international reserves increased marginally by 0.3% m-o-m to $35.1bn in September, according to the Bank al-Maghrib (BAM).

  • .#Rwanda’s current account deficit narrowed to $274.8m in Q2 from a revised deficit of $292.5m in Q1.

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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Sample Country Report

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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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