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Cape Verde

The World Bank’s objective for Cape Verde’s Country Partnership Strategy covering the period of 2009 to 2012 is to help the Government sustain high levels of growth and reduce unemployment, poverty and inequality. The Bank’s portfolio includes projects in growth and competitiveness, the road sector, poverty reduction and West Africa regional fisheries.

0.58 Million
GDP per capita
GDP growth
Life Expectancy
Income Level
Lower middle
Poverty Ratio
Country Portfolio
Active Bank projects 2
Proposed Bank projects 1
Start of Bank partnership Nov 1978
Total Bank Investment $306 (millions)

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Country Data
year 2008
84% in 2008
Literacy rate, adult total (% of people ages 15 and above)
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Finance Minister of Cape Verde, Cristina Duarte

Finance Minister of Cape Verde, Cristina Duarte

Finance Minister of Cape Verde tells journalists at the 2011 Annual Meetings of the World Bank-IMF in Washington, DC, that Cape Verde posted a decade-long annual average GDP growth of 6.2 percent, containing average inflation at 2 percent between 2000 and 2010.
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