In this area, the ECA undertakes comprehensive secondary and empirical research to support policy making and programming for inclusive, equitable and sustainable development in Africa.
Africa’s steady economic growth and positive socio economic indicators are yet to translate into benefits and opportunities for all men and women on the continent. Persistent inequality, poverty and inequity in access to social services and economic opportunities, particularly for youth, the aged, persons with disabilities and women, are creating deficits in human development, and slowing progress towards achieving development and democracy goals. Member States must develop and implement progressive social policies and practices to address this challenge.
Stories on Social Development
21 Sep, 2019 to 27 Sep, 2019
Trade facilitation in North Africa for enhanced regional economic integration: challenges, opportunities and the way forward (Expert Group Meeting)
25 Nov, 2019 to 26 Nov, 2019