Africa’s Development Dynamics 2022 provides policy recommendations and best practices based on lessons learned from Central, East, North, Southern, and West Africa. The analysis of development dynamics is based on the latest statistics and aims to assist African leaders at all levels – continental, regional, national, and local – in achieving the targets of the African Union’s Agenda 2063.
The 2022 edition explores the role of developing regional value chains in helping African countries recover from the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and accelerate productive transformation. It identifies policy areas where private and public actors can support regional value chains, particularly in the operationalization of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). African firms can leverage digital innovations to reduce production costs, and governments can design policies to strengthen industrial linkages, such as skills development, public procurement, and foreign investment.
Two continental chapters examine African initiatives and global trends related to regional value chains. The report also includes five chapters with tailored policy recommendations for specific value chains in each region. Africa’s Development Dynamics contributes to a policy debate between governments, citizens, entrepreneurs, and researchers. It proposes a new collaboration between countries and regions, focusing on mutual learning and the preservation of common goods. This report is the result of a partnership between the African Union Commission and the OECD Development Centre.