Research Briefing | May 4, 2021

Africa | Structural strength shapes the outlook for sectoral growth

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The growth recovery divergence between advanced economies and African frontier markets is becoming more overt this year as vaccination campaigns proceed at different speeds. Divergence in rebound prospects on African soil is also gaining traction, with the strength of structural pillars dictating the pace of post-pandemic recovery. We utilise our Economic Potential Index (EPI) to investigate which countries are at risk of carrying the scars of the pandemic deep into the medium term.

What you will learn:

  • Underlying pillars of estimating long-term growth potential
  • Factors which prohibits long-term growth potential to be reached
  • Spillover effects to affect sectoral growth prospects

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