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Publications Catalogue 2017
Welcome to the 2017 edition of the ECA Publications Catalogue. This year’s Catalogue features reports and studies that will be made available over the course of the year, as well as major...
Policy Brief 16 - Transforming Africa’s Transport Sector with Implementation of INDCs
The transport sector is capable of generating an enabling environment to catalyse economic growth in Africa. The sector has, however, experienced great stagnation in terms of infrastructural...
From the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2063: Lessons for Africa
ECA Policy Brief - No. ECA/17/001
A promising start for the Sustainable Development Goals. The 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063 offer an opportunity for Africa to complete the unfinished business of the Millennium Development Goals. They...
Enhancing domestic private sector development in Africa: A focus on renewable energy
The present paper addresses one aspect of what some experts refer to as “modern” industrial policy in Africa by exploring how the participation of domestic private companies in renewable energy...
Enhancing domestic private sector development in Africa: Construction and energy sectors
This paper explores how Governments in Africa can effectively employ interventionist industrial policies to stimulate domestic production and the growth of private entrepreneurship, especially in...
2016 Annual Report on Assuring Quality at ECA
Achievements, Challenges and Lessons Learned
The present report presents the function of quality as­surance at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in 2016, with emphasis on the results achieved, challenges encountered, lessons learned and...
Country Profiles 2016
Country Profiles is a series published annually by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). The aim of the series is to disseminate country- and region-specific policy analyses and recommendations...
Economic Report on Africa 2017: Urbanization and Industrialization
Urbanization and Industrialization for Africa’s Transformation
Despite the recent slowdown of the global economy and the weakening of Africa’s economic performance with the attendant implications for inclusion and sustainability, the long term growth outlook for...
Poverty, inequality, migration and political unrest have all threatened social cohesion in Eastern Africa, as well as many other threats. Yet the region has proved remarkably resilient to these...
Promoting Regional Value Chains in North Africa
The global economy is currently witnessing the development of global value chains (GVC) in which intermediate goods and services are being traded through fragmented production processes and spread...
Industry and the green economy in North Africa
For a number of countries, green economy is no longer a choice but a necessity dictated by the growing environmental degradation and depletion of their natural resources, and by climate change and...
Publications Catalogue - 2016
 Welcome to the 2016 edition of the ECA Publications Catalogue. This year’s Catalogue features reports and studies that will be made available over the course of the year, as well as major...
African Governance Report IV
Measuring corruption in Africa: The international dimension matters
This fourth edition of the African Governance Report focuses on the importance of measuring corruption and of understanding its international dimensions. The report challenges the traditionally...
Assessing Regional Integration in Africa VII
Innovation, Competitiveness and Regional Integration
Assessing Regional Integration in Africa (ARIA) VII examines how the three elements of regional integration, innovation and competitiveness are interlinked. It explores the prospects for harnessing...
Economic Report on Africa 2016
Greening Africa’s Industrialization
Structural transformation in Africa’s economies remains the highest priority, and industrialization is the top strategy for achieving it in practice. Achieving the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and...
Transformative Industrial Policy for Africa
African countries are in the process of upgrading and promoting the development of higher-productivity sectors, including manufacturing and high-end services. One of the key elements is the need to...
Africa's Blue Economy: A policy handbook
Africa’s “Blue world” is made of vast lakes and rivers and an extensive ocean resource base. The Blue Economy can play a major role in Africa’s structural transformation, sustainable economic...
Country Profiles
Country profiles are flagship products of ECA, intended to serve as a vehicle for the production and dissemination of country- and region-specific policy analyses and recommendations, geared towards...
Investment Policies and Bilateral Investment Treaties in Africa
Implications for Regional Integration
Investment in Africa has surged in recent years due largely to its growth performance in the last decade, its rising consumer market and middle class, high rates of return on investment, as well as...
Macroeconomic Policy and Structural Transformation of African Economies
Africa’s growth has turned around impressively since the start of the century. Against the backdrop of the commodity boom that began in the early 2000s, Africa as a natural resource–rich continent...

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