A combination of drought and elevated political and policy uncertainty contributed to a slower-than-anticipated growth in several countries of the Sub-Saharan Africa region in 2017, particularly in East Africa. As these headwinds ease, moderately stronger growth is expected across East Africa in 2018, with the recovery in agriculture boosting activity. Read More.
Global growth accelerated markedly in 2017, supported by a broad-based recovery across advanced economies and emerging market and developing economies (EMDEs), and it is expected to edge up in 2018. Read More.
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