Sub-Saharan Africa’s Latest Economic Outlook

April 28, 2015

Workers build bridge in Kenya: IMF says sub-Saharan Africa’s growing workforce could prove to be a boon for region in coming years. (photo: Michael Wirtz/Newscom)

In This Episode

IMF’s Céline Allard says sub-Saharan Africa is set for another year of solid performance despite declining commodities, with a projected growth rate of 4.5 percent for 2015.

Céline Allard, Head of Regional Study Division in IMF African department
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