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Sub-Saharan Africa: Restarting the Growth Engine

May 8, 2017

Shopfront in Kenya. Strong business environment helps economic diversification (photo: Gettyimages/Harry Hook).

The IMF's latest regional economic outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa shows growth has fallen to its lowest level in twenty years. In this podcast, co-author Céline Allard, says while some countries like Senegal and Kenya continue to experience growth rates higher than 6 percent, growth has slowed for two thirds of countries in the region bringing down average growth in 2016 to 1.4 percent.

Céline Allard, Head of the Regional Studies Division in the IMF’s African Department