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Africa's pulse (Inglês)

Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is estimated to have picked up to 2.6 percent in 2017 from 1.5 percent in 2016. This upswing reflected, on the supply side, rising oil and metals production, encouraged by recovering commodity prices, and improving agricultural conditions following droughts. On the demand side, growth was supported by a rebound in consumer spending as inflation moderated, and a recovery in fixed investment as economic activity picked up among oil and metals exporters.The special topic of this issue of Africa’s Pulse explores options for accelerating electrification in Sub-Saharan Africa, the role of innovation in facilitating such expansion, and the implications of achieving rapid electrification for inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction in the region. Countries’ national electrification plans typically have focused on the expansion of the national electricity grid using large-scale fossil fuel and hydroelectric generation facilities and, more recently, some grid-scale investments in solar and wind power generation; off-grid solutions have been limited.

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    Africa's pulse

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    power sector reform; level of foreign exchange reserve; current account deficit; current account balance; commodity price; labor force participation rate; per capita income growth; depreciation of exchange rate; composition of tax revenue; growth in electricity demand; bank for international settlement; domestic currencies; foreign currency; volatility of commodity prices; advanced economy; oil exporter; metal price; source of financing; global interest rates; international capital market; risk of debt; capital flow; interest government expenditure; people without access; vulnerability to shock; private sector activity; power sector regulation; international poverty line; public debt burden; privileges and immunity; foreign exchange allocation; solar power technology; national power grid; quantity of electricity; consumer price index; bureau of statistic; nominal interest rate; fear of drought; commodity price volatility; barrels per day; financial market volatility; private fixed investment; crude oil price; international energy agency; Access to Electricity; domestic revenue mobilization; increase in capital; consumer price inflation; current account surplus; foreign direct investment; quality of public; source of electricity; private capital flow; high debt levels; private sector credit; natural gas production; high oil price; cost of grid; economies of scale; role of innovation; inclusive economic growth; national electricity grid; wind power generation; productive use; fiscal deficit; national electrification; agriculture sector; oil production; Learning and Innovation Credit; grid extension; national grid; regional growth; external financing; international bond; remote area; foreign reserve; fiscal consolidation; currency stability; Fiscal policies; fiscal policy; agricultural production; industrial sector; fiscal revenue; global trade; industrial production; saharan africa; aggregate growth; price pressure; consumer spend; food price; shaded areas; downside risk; portfolio flow; commodity exporter; real gdp; supply disruption; business service; Capital Inflows; electricity access; monetary policy; import compression; inflation rate; supply side; political transition; domestic demand; portfolio inflow; import growth; generation technology; hydroelectric generation; mining investment; electricity infrastructure; economic recovery; weak demand; domestic condition; sovereign bond; investor confidence; coal export; rising demand; technological improvement; portfolio investment; resource dependence; household spending; oil revenue; liquidity condition; budget deficit; oil field; transport industry; oil sector; Public Spending; Real estate; mining production; manufacturing sector; private investment; Frontier Market; employment opportunities; employment opportunity; policy space; rural population; electricity system; public expenditure; output growth; remittance flow; household consumption; health damage; Job Creation; retail trade; extreme poverty; real wage; electrification strategy; regulatory barrier; power production; utility operation; economic efficiency; industrial zone; copyright owner; government revenue; historical perspective; electricity pricing; ongoing innovation; Grid Electrification; retail tariff; digital economy; public confidence; media relation; electricity need; stable currency; external environment; investment program; global composite; goods trade; trade volume; technical innovation; logistic support; organizational behavior; governance system; investment environment; potential demand; income rise; electricity sector; fiscal adjustment; minimum requirement; capacity utilization; utility cost; fiscal balance; global financing; positive spillover; Natural Resources; increase productivity; Export Diversification; rising debt; logistics support; commercial purpose; original work; debt relief; debt sustainability; total poverty; refinancing risk; investor base; economic diversification; Electric Power



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