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Sub-Saharan Africa Outlook: New Shock, Little Room to Maneuver

April 28, 2022

An already-stretched region faces yet another shock. (iStock by Getty images/RapidEye)

The economic recovery in sub-Saharan Africa surprised on the upside in the second half of 2021, but that progress has been jeopardized this year by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The war has triggered a global economic shock that is hitting the region at a time when countries’ ability to respond is minimal to nonexistent. Papa N’Diaye leads the team that produces the Regional Economic Outlook for sub-Saharan Africa. In this podcast, he says growth has slowed once again and will not be enough to make up for lost ground. Transcript

Papa N’Diaye heads the Regional Studies Division in the IMF African Department.