The OECD African Economic Outlook (AEO) is a high-quality, independent tool for monitoring Africa’s economic development on an on-going basis. Because Africa comprises many different, fast-changing countries, the report grasps the short-term performance of individual economies in their regional context; and because development is multi-faceted, it brings together the macroeconomic, structural and social dimensions. It is primarily aimed at policy makers and analysts, as a basis to help them make informed decisions, but also at investors, journalists, academics and students. Today, the AEO is the only annual report that monitors in detail the economic performance of 53 individual countries on the continent – only Somalia has yet to be included – using a strictly comparable analytical framework. Each country note has a short section on Natural Resource Management & Environment.