Combining the expertise of the OECD Development Centre and the African Development Bank, African Economic Outlook is an essential resource for understanding the economic and social developments of African countries. The 2008 edition focuses on Developing Technical Skills in Africa. This volume provides comprehensive and comparable data and analysis of 35 African economies that account for 87 percent of Africa’s population and 95 percent of its economic output. Countries include •North Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia •West Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and Senegal • Central Africa: Cameroon, Chad, the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, and Rwanda • East Africa: Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Tanzania and Uganda • Southern Africa: Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia A common analytical framework allows readers to compare individual countries’ economic prospects. An overview summarizes the AEO’s main findings and places African economies in a global economic perspective. For more information on the African Economic Outlook series, visit www.oecd.org/dev/aeo.