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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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  • .#SouthAfrica manufacturing sector has experienced a tumultuous year so far in 2021. The impact of loadshedding and the worker strike was clearly visible in the October manufacturing figures.

  • .#SouthAfrica mining figures came in stronger than expected in October.

  • A sharp drop in exports caused #SouthAfrica current account surplus to decrease to R226bn (equivalent to 3.6% of GDP) in Q3 2021.

  • .#CPI inflation in #Tanzania increased from 4.0% y-o-y in October to 4.2% y-o-y in November. We expect inflationary pressures to heat up in H1 2022.

  • The military agreement between the #DRC army and #Monusco for cooperation against armed forces in the east of the country is welcome, on balance: it makes rights violations slightly less likely. But only slightly.

  • .#IMF urges #SouhtAfrica to get tough on underperforming parastatals and urgently adopt more business friendly policies.

  • Fuel prices keep upward pressure on #Mozambique #inflation in November.

  • .#SouthAfrica’s retail sales dip 1.3% in October dailymaverick.co.za/article/2021-1… @OEAfrica

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

Download a free sample report, highlighting our economic analysis, as well as incorporating our political assessment for Nigeria in 2021.

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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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