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Country Report Sao Tome and Principe 1st Quarter

  • ID: 4901764
  • Country Profile
  • January 2020
  • Region: Sao Tome
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit
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Jorge Bom Jesus, the leader of the Movimento de Libertação de São Tomé e Príncipe-Partido Social Democrata (MLSTP-PSD), became prime minister at end-2018. Prospects for governability are fair, as Mr Jesus continues to have the backing of most legislators.

Policy is unlikely to change dramatically under the coalition government. Dependence on aid inflows and bureaucratic bottlenecks mean that the administration will struggle to juggle efforts to narrow public debt, reduce poverty and improve the business climate.

The Economist Intelligence Unit expects real GDP growth to increase slightly from an estimated 2.3% in 2019 to an average of 2.4% in 2020­21, supported by donor-funded investment in infrastructure and fairly firm tourism and construction activity.

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Country Report Sao Tome and Principe 1st Quarter

Briefing sheet
Political and economic outlook
Key changes since October 1st
The quarter ahead

Basic data
Land area
Main town
Weather in São Tomé (altitude 5 metres)
Public holidays

Political structure
Official name
Form of state
Legal system
National legislature
National elections
Head of state
National government
Main political parties
Key ministers
Central bank governor

Economic structure: Annual indicators

Economic structure: Quarterly indicators

Economic structure: Comparative economic indicators

Outlook for 2020-21: Political stability

Outlook for 2020-21: Election watch

Outlook for 2020-21: International relations

Outlook for 2020-21: Policy trends

Outlook for 2020-21: Fiscal policy

Outlook for 2020-21: Monetary policy

Outlook for 2020-21: International assumptions

Outlook for 2020-21: Economic growth

Outlook for 2020-21: Inflation

Outlook for 2020-21: Exchange rates

Outlook for 2020-21: External sector

Outlook for 2020-21: Forecast summary

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