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

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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

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

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

Partnership Strategy for the Economic Commission for Africa

The recent refocusing exercise aimed, among other things, at making the Commission the “think tank” of reference on African development policy issues by building on the Commission’s comparative adv

The Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA)
Social and Economic Impact of Child Undernutrition in Egypt, Ethiopia, Swaziland and Uganda

The Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA) Study is a project led by the African Union Commission (AUC) and the New Partnership of Africa‟s Development (NEPAD) Planning and Coordinating Agency and support

Publications Catalogue 2014

Welcome to the 2014 edition of the ECA Publications Catalogue.

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

Celebrating Success: Africa’s voice over 50 years
Jubilee book dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the founding of the OAU and AU

1963 was indeed a watershed year for all Africans on the continent and for peoples of African descent. Fifty years ago, the representatives of thirty-two independent African countries and from liberation movements of countries still under the yoke of colonialism domination met in Addis Ababa to bring the Organization of African Unity (OAU) into being.

Two Decades of Trade Liberalisation and Market
Towards a New Economic Geography?

 Trade liberalisation over the last two decades in Eastern Africa has been pronounced, and has resulted in significant increases in exports and imports both through inter-regional trade and intra-r