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Sub-Saharan Africa: The Path to Recovery

October 30, 2017

Oil pipeline in Otu Jerenmi, Nigeria: A rebound in Nigeria’s oil production is helping boost growth (photo: George Esirie/ Reuters/Newscom)

The IMF's latest regional economic outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa suggests the broad-based slowdown in sub-Saharan Africa is easing. In this podcast, co-author Jarek Wieczorek, says growth is up slightly from last year, but so is public debt. "If we maintain the trend we saw in the last 3 years, the debt will become unsustainable in many sub-Saharan African countries.”

Jarek Wieczorek, Head of the Regional Studies Division in the IMF’s African Department