The Subregional Office for North Africa (SRO-NA) is located in Rabat (Morocco). It is headed by a Director who reports to the Deputy Executive Secretary (Programme). Its main objective is to contribute to achieving structural transformation and balanced development through implementation of an environment conducive to the creation of employment for women and young people in North Africa.
Its core functions are as follows:
- Strengthening the capacity of member States in the subregion to design and implement national policies and strategies for sustainable employment creation;
- Contributing to the implementation of subregional development priorities in line with the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063 with due consideration for youth and gender perspectives;
- Improving macroeconomic policies and fiscal policies, and to ensure sustainable growth;
- Providing relevant technical assistance to member States and to regional economic communities and intergovernmental organizations in building their capacities to sustain economic, social and political transformation, with a particular focus on employment, skills and balanced development, with the aim of ensuring inclusive growth, taking into consideration access to equal opportunities for women and young people.
The ECA office for North Africa covers Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia.