African Development Indicators, 2005
World Bank Publications, Jan 1, 2005 - Africa - 440 pages
"African Development Indicators 2005 provides the most detailed collection of data on Africa available in one volume. It contains more than 500 macroeconomic, sectoral, and social indicators, covering over 50 African countries with data from 1965-2003.
The book is grouped into 17 chapters: background data; national accounts; prices and exchange rates; money and banking; external sector; external debt and related flows; government finance; agriculture; power, communications, and transportation;doing business; labor force and employment; aid flows; social indicators; environmental indicators; HIPC debt initiative; household welfare; and public enterprises. Each chapter begins with a brief introduction on the nature of the data and their limitations, followed by a set of statistical tables, charts, and technical notes that define the indicators and identify their specific source. Included are tables on HIV/AIDS, Communications and Transportation, and the HIPC Debt Initiative.
Designed to provide all those interested in Africa with a focused and convenient set of data to monitor development programs and aid flows in the region, this is an invaluable reference tools for analysts and policymakers who want a better understanding of the economic and social developments occurring in Africa."
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