The Economist’s “The World Ahead 2022”,
under exclusive license
“This is the 36th year that we have published our future-gazing annual, which now appears in over 90 countries and in more than 20 languages — and we are delighted at the launch of this Nigerian edition.”
Our aim for the publication is to prepare readers for the future, by helping them spot emerging themes and trends, and equipping them with the intellectual toolkit they need to respond. We also aim to broaden our readers’ horizons, introducing them to ideas and concepts that we think should be on their radars in the future – to give them a sense of the wider possibilities of where the world might be going.”
Tom Standage, Editor-in-Chief, The World Ahead
Welcome to “The World Ahead 2022″,
our guide to the coming year
We are excited to announce a truly unique initiative: the launch of the yearly future-franchised publication of The Economist, The World Ahead 2022, under exclusive license.
This is a publication that builds on over three decades of publishing success. Over the last few years, we’ve fought hard to ensure that African voices get represented within the globally recognized and widely read Economist.
Camelia Tsarouchis, Managing director, CT Productions
Launch of “FOCUS ON AFRICA” edition, 2022
Economic diversification is key to building sustainable and inclusive growth on the continent
Growth will be moderate in Africa this year, with the continent expecting to see an average GPD growth of 3.9%, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). But economic recovery is extremely different from one place to another. While Rwanda will see a robust growth of 7%, Equatorial Guinea is going back into recession and is expecting a -5.6% in 2022, the world’s worst performance.Mauritius’ economy severely suffered from the Covid-19 pandemic because of its reliance on the flows of foreign tourists. Zambia took a U-turn. In an inspiration move for many African opposition leaders, Zambians elected H.E. Hakainde Hichilema to the Presidency of the country in 2021.
West African economies proved more resilient than others
2021, Nigeria managed to renew with economic growth and even posted a healthy +5.01% growth in Q2 2021. However, recovery was slowed down by decreasing oil production following years of under-investment and under-performance by aging infrastructure. However, levels of pledged foreign investment picked up towards the end of the year. Even as total announced investment fell from $29.9bn in 2019 to $16.7bn in 2020, the pace of commitments picked up over the course of 2020 and remained high in 2021.
In West Africa, 2021 showed the resilience of the region as most markets posted healthy recovery figures despite an unstable global climate. The region is positioning itself as a hub of African growth and hosts some of the continent’s strongest institutions such as the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Abidjan or the new Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in Accra.
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