In a perfect world, where access to technology and the wealth are equally distributed, the GDP of each country would be proportional to its population. In the real world that relationship exists on average (see the dot charts below) but with significant deviations from the trend. Many developed countries, being relatively less populous than their developing counterparts, have high levels of GDP, while the GDPs of less-developed countries, especially in Africa, are disproportionally low.
Will the enormous population growth in African countries strengthen their economies and the wealth of their citizens, or will this growth only give rise to even greater poverty? "The answer depends on how each country responds today with policies" - the World Bank, October 2015.
This page is a collection of all key economic indicators compiled from datasets across different international organizations will be useful for monitoring progress of any country.
This October will see the 6th Powering Africa: Nigeria investors summit take place in Abuja, where your commercial objectives are put at the heart of the agenda. We will also analyse the progress Nigeria’s power sector has achieved in the last 12 months. We warmly invite you to join us in October and would like you to let us know how your business has developed in the last year. We will be delighted for you to share your story with other participants too. Date of Event: 4-6 October 2017 Location: Abuja, Nigeria
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