Africa Development Indicators 2007: Spreading and Sustaining Growth in Africa

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World Bank Publications, 2008 - Business & Economics - 166 pages
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Africa Development Indicators 2007/8 (ADI) is the latest annual report from the World Bank on social and economic conditions across the continent. ADI is designed to provide a set of key indicators to monitor development outcomes in the region. It is an important reference tool for those who want a better understanding of the economic and social developments occurring in Africa. ADI contains statistical indicators of over 1,200 indicators and time series from 1965 for 53 countries. Data include social, economic, financial, natural resources, infrastructure, governance, partnership, and environmental indicators. It also brings an essay on a key topic for Africa, and this years' theme is the long term growth challenges of the continent.
 

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Page 142 - We measure male secondary school enrollment rates as gross enrollment ratios, that is, the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown.
Page 119 - GNI is the sum of value added by all resident producers plus any product taxes (less subsidies) not included in the valuation of output plus net receipts of primary income (compensation of employees and property income) from abroad. GNI, calculated in national currency, is usually converted to US dollars at official exchange rates for comparisons across economies. The World Bank Atlas method is used to smooth fluctuations in prices and exchange rates.
Page 117 - ... life expectancy at birth, while in low-mortality countries close to 90 percent will reach at least age 65. Definitions • Life expectancy at birth is the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.
Page 125 - She must be able to give the necessary supervision, care and advice to women during pregnancy, labour and the postpartum period, to conduct deliveries on her own responsibility and to care for the newborn and the infant.
Page 70 - Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d'lvoire, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo...
Page 155 - Combines measures of the extent to which agents have confidence in and abide by the rules of society. These include perceptions of the incidence of violent and nonviolent crime, the effectiveness and predictability of the judiciary, and the enforceability of contracts.
Page 70 - Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo...

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