Africa Human Development Report 2016

UNDP has published its report on Africa Human Development Report 2016.

The report topic is :'' Accelerating Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Africa''

The report analyses the political, economic and social drivers that hamper African women’s advancement and proposes policies and concrete actions to close the gender gap. These include addressing the contradiction between legal provisions and practice in gender laws; breaking down harmful social norms and transforming discriminatory institutional settings; and securing women’s economic, social and political participation.

Launch results FinScope Consumer Survey Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) 2014

FinMark Trust released the results of its first FinScope Consumer DRC survey results on 26 March 2015 in Kinshasa. 

Read more: Launch results FinScope Consumer Survey Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) 2014

Deuxième enquête démographique et de santé (EDS-RDC II 2013-2014)

Rapport final "Deuxième enquête démographique et de santé (EDS-RDC II 2013-2014)" publié par le Ministère du Plan en République Démocratique du Congo. (French Only)

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The economic impact of the 2014 Ebola epidemic : short and medium term estimates for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone

The World Bank has recently published a study on Economic impact of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

The 2014 outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in West Africa has taken a horrible human toll. Although the outbreak originated in rural Guinea, it has hit hardest in Liberia and Sierra Leone, in part because it has reached urban areas in these two countries, a factor that distinguishes this outbreak from previous episodes elsewhere. As of September 10, 2014, there had been 2,281 recorded deaths out of 4,614 suspected or confirmed cases of Ebola. Epidemiological estimates are acknowledged as highly uncertain and are not the subject of this note. What is certain is that, particularly in Liberia and Sierra Leone, government capacity is already overrun and the epidemic is impacting macroeconomic activity and budgetary resources. This report informs the response to the epidemic by estimating these macroeconomic and fiscal effects.

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World Development Indicators 2014

World Development Indicators 2014 published by the World Bank.

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