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Faced with energy insecurity, dwindling natural resources and pollution challenges, African countries must put in place appropriate strategies for designing future development, using suitable techn

The Environmental Performance Review, a powerful tool for achieving Sustainable Development
Lessons Learnt from the Moroccan experience

Morocco is one of UNECA’s Member States that have made great achievements in terms of environmental management and environmental education in recent years.

Africa is a hotspot of vulnerability to the adverse impacts of human-induced climate change.

Tunisia: Economic situation and outlook in the current transition phase

2011: start of the Tunisian revolution

Gafsa mining basin

Status and Enhancement Pathways

This report provides a sub-regional picture of energy access and security, reviews case studies from some s

The 17th meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts (ICE) of the Economic Commission for Africa Sub regional Office for West Africa (ECA/SRO-WA) was held on 3 and 4 March 2014 in Yamouss

Le Bureau sous-régional pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest de la Commission Economique des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique (CEA) a organisé du 28 Février au 1er mars 2014 à Yamoussoukro (Côte d’Ivoire) une réu

Dynamic Industrial Policy in Africa: Innovative Institutions, Effective Processes and Flexible Mechanisms


Economic Report on Africa 2014 Media Kit

Private Equity and Its Potential  Role in Economic Growth in Africa
Demystifying the Asset Class for Policy Makers

Africa’s achievements over the last decade are noteworthy.

African Statistical Yearbook 2014

The African Statistical Yearbook (ASYB) 2014 is the sixth edition jointly produced by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Development Bank (AfDB)

Report on the Sustainable Development Goals for North Africa

While the international community is assessing the implementation of the MDGs, measuring progress towards the achievement of the sustainable development and the gap to be bridged, in particular by


In North Africa, the year 2013 witnessed the impacts of the slowdown of global growth and by the continuation of the transitions relating to the sociopolitical crises in many countries of the subre

Regional Integration in North Africa 2013

Regional integration is a key aspect of the economic development of the countries of North Africa. Trade is an important element of this.

Frontier Markets in Africa
Misperceptions in a Sea of Opportunities

The economic performance of Africa since the turn of the twenty-first century has been remarkable, even in the aftermath of the global financial and economic crisis.

Concept note on ECA Country Profiles

This Concept Note outlines a proposal for the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) to produce Country Profiles (CPs), through coordination between ECA Subregional Offices (SROs), Afr

The ECA Knowledge Management Strategy
Managing the Knowledge of a Knowledge Organization

Over the recent years, global socioeconomic and political dynamics have opened up historic and unprecedented opportunities for African nations.

The ECA Communications Strategy
How communications and media relations will project and help bring about the “new” ECA

As one of the five United Nations Regional Commissions, ECA has, over the years of its existence, dedicated itself to implementing a wide range of activities in support of African development.

ECA Business Plan 2013-2015

The ECA Business Plan 2013-2015 is designed to assist African countries in formulating and implementing policies and programmes that will lead to sustainable economic growth and inclusive developme

Putting Africa First
A Summary of the ECA Reform to Support Transformative Development in a Renascent Africa

In the fall of 2012, the ECA embarked on series of participatory reflections and consultations to consider the changing dynamics at both the global and regional level.

Annual Report 2014

The present report reviews the progress made between April 2013 and March 2014 on implementing the work programme of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), with a focus on the results that have