Daily Archives: November 13, 2017

Destructive impact of conflict on education highlighted in four-country African youth survey

Unsafe or damaged schools, absent teachers and dangerous journeys to class are among the destructive ways that conflict is impacting the learning prospects of young Africans according to a new UNICEF survey carried out in four countries. read more

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Rwanda: Growth in 2017 is expected to be 5.2 percent

  • The IMF team reached preliminary agreement with the government on policies that could support completion of the eighth and third reviews of Rwanda’s PSI- and SCF-supported programs.
  • Growth in 2017 is expected to be 5.2 percent, well above growth averages for sub-Saharan Africa and an acceleration in the medium term will lead to average growth above 7 percent over the next three years.
  • Headline inflation declined below the central bank’s 5 percent headline target as food supply constraints and depreciation pressures receded, after peaking in early 2017.

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team, led by Laure Redifer, visited Rwanda from October 25-November 8, 2017, to discuss economic policies that could support the completion of the eighth and third reviews of Rwanda’s PSI and SCF-supported programs. read more

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