The Africa Competitiveness Report 2017 was prepared by a joint team comprised of Margareta Drzeniek Hanouz, Ciara Browne, Roberto Crotti, and Liana Melchenko from the World Economic Forum; Barak Hoffman and Jean Michel Marchat from the World Bank; and El-hadj M. Bah, and Audrey Verdier-Chouchane from the African Development Bank.
The work was carried out under the general direction of Richard Samans, Managing Director at the World Economic Forum; Anabel Gonzales, Senior Director of Global Trade and Competitiveness Practice; Shantayanan Devarajan, Chief Economist for the Middle East and North Africa Region, and Albert Zeufack, Chief Economist for sub-Saharan Africa at the World Bank; and Abebe Shimeles, Acting Director Macroeconomic Policy, Forecasting and Research Department at the African Development Bank.
We are similarly grateful to all staff from our institutions who have worked so hard to make this joint report possible and who have provided comments at different stages of the report preparation. In particular, we thank Issa Faye, John Anyanwu, and Anthony Simpasa from the African Development Bank for their invaluable guidance and comments; and Anna von Wachenfelt (Consultant) and Zeke Geh (Consultant) for their excellent research assistance. We would like to acknowledge the contribution of colleagues from the Complex of Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization; the Macroeconomic Policy, Forecasting and Research Department; and the Statistics Department, who have provided comments on the chapter. Administrative assistance was also provided by Eve Kra and Abiana Nelson. Laetitia Yattien-Amiguet and Justin Kabasele proposed high-quality services in designing the cover.
From the World Bank, we thank Najy Benhassine, Shantayanan Devarajan, Anabel Gonzalez, Catherine Masinde, Rashmi Shankar, Klaus Tilmes, and Albert Zeufack for their enthusiastic support of the World Bank’s participation in The Africa Competitiveness Report. We also thank our peer reviewers: Paul Brenton, César Calderón, Youssouf Kiendrebeogo, and Jacques Morisset for their extremely helpful guidance. We similarly appreciate the inputs and suggestions we received from Jonathan Coony, Lucy Fye, and James Seward. We would like to express our gratitude to Irene Marguerite Nnomo Ayinda-Mah for her invaluable administrative support.
From the World Economic Forum, we thank Silja Baller, Oliver Cann, Piyamit Bing Chomprasob, Gemma Corrigan, Attilio Di Battista, Thierry Geiger, Daniel Gomez Gaviria, Max Hall, Elsie Kanza, Till Leopold, Vanessa Moungar, Patrick McGee, Vesselina Stefanova Ratcheva, Dieynaba Tandian, Huguette Umutoni, Stephanie Verrin, and Saadia Zahidi.
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