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Vol 61 No 22

Published 5th November 2020

Pandemics stunt your growth

Africa may have dodged a bullet on the Covid-19 health front but most of the economies are in intensive care

One year after the International Monetary Fund predicted that sub-Saharan Africa's economies could expand on average by over 3% this year, the economic outlook is far worse. At last month's IMF/World Bank meetings, the IMF projections were for an average GDP contraction of -3%, or more than -5% if calculated on a per capita basis.

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