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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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  • .#CPI #inflation in #Gabon reached 1.7% y-o-y in December 2021, consequently averaging a mere 1.1% last year. Though, price pressures are expected to rise this year due to rising consumer demand, elevated commodity prices and unfavourable base effects.

  • Following a two-week delay in the release, #Ethiopia confirmed that price growth hit a multi-year high of 35.1% y-o-y in December as food price inflation surged.

  • Many explanations are flying around for the resignation of #Tunisia's President Saïed’s chief of staff, Nadia Akacha. We lend credence to the reports that Mr Saïed and Interior Minister Charfeddine lean more hawkish than others in Carthage.

  • Despite mounting price pressures and rising inflation, the MPC of the Central Bank of #Nigeria decided to maintain key interest rates at 11.5%. This decision reflects the MPC’s position that risks associated with economic growth outweigh that of inflation.

  • Economists slam #Sudan’s 2022 budget as 'unworkable', saying it's likely to fuel more turmoil and anger against the ruling military bloomberg.com/news/articles/… via @bpolitics @OEAfrica

  • .#Angola may have more rating upgrades by mid-2023, considers Oxford Economics verangola.net/va/en/012022/E… @OEAfrica

  • A parliamentary committee has asked #SouthAfrica’s President Cyril Ramaphosa to explain comments made in leaked audio which suggest he was aware that public funds had been used to fund campaign activities of the ruling ANC. The probe is an unwelcome headache for the president.

  • President Lazarus Chakwera sacks his entire Cabinet in #Malawi as corruption scandals have ensnared at least three ministers and his shaky coalition government faces rising discontent and protest action.

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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