Economic Growth in East Africa is an analytical brief published by the United States Agency for International Development, prepared by the Economic Analysis and Data Services Team. This brief provides an overview of economic growth, trade, and agriculture in the East African countries of Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Somalia. According to the latest figures from the IMF’s World Economic Outlook, East Africa was the fastest growing economy in the sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region in 2016. The East African economy grew by 4.5 percent in 2016 and is expected to increase by 7.3 percent in 2017 and 8.9 percent by 2022, not adjusting for inflation (IMF, 2017).
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