The African Development Bank will present the 2019 edition of its flagship African Economic Outlook (AEO) report on the sidelines of the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Friday, 8 February 2019, at 8.30 am.

The theme for this year’s African Economic Outlook is “Integration for Africa’s Economic Prosperity.” The annual report highlights economic prospects and projections for the continent as a whole and for each of the 54 countries. It offers short- and medium-term forecasts on the main socio-economic factors, while at the same time examining the challenges and progress.

The report is the result of the work and analysis of the Bank’s economic experts. It is a tool for policymakers, academics, investors, development and financial industry professionals and the press, and is widely used to inform policy dialogue and enhance operational efficiency of institutions.

The 2019 AEO was officially launched at the Bank’s Headquarters in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire on 17 January 2019. The Addis Ababa presentation will be followed by a press conference.

The African Economic Outlook 2019 is available in English, French and Portuguese.