Sub-Saharan Africa: A new shock and little room to manoeuvre

28 Jun 2022 07.30 PM - 08.30 PM Virtual Industry/Academic Partners, Public

The economic recovery made by Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in 2021 surprised the world even as it struggled to deal with the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. This year, however, that progress has been jeopardized by rising food prices and inflation. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has delivered yet another shock to the region, that from which it may be far more difficult to bounce back. 

We discuss the latest economic outlook for SSA with Hany Abdel-Latif of the International Monetary Fund.


Mr Amit Jain
Director, NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies
Mr Hany Abdel-Latif
Economist, International Monetary Fund

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