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17 October 2017
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The launch of the African Land Policy Centre (ALPC) marks the institutionalization of an 11-year programme of work developed by the Land Policy Initiative (LPI), a tripartite initiative of the African Union (AU) Commission, the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), and the African Development Bank.
16 October 2017
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African governments should invest more resources in the fight against illicit financial flows as one of the ways to support development efforts in the bloc.
15 October 2017
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Dr Dimitri Sanga, Director, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Sub Regional Office for West Africa (ECA SRO/WA), has said only a potent political will emanating from the headship of the sub-regional grouping could leverage the aspirations of a single-currency regime for the zone in earnest.
14 October 2017
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Aida Opoku-Mensah, conseillère spéciale pour les Objectifs de développement durable auprès de la Commission économique pour l'Afrique (UN-CEA), a précisé dans une déclaration à l'agence Xinhua à Nairobi que ce continent perdait environ 50 milliards de dollars par an en recettes fiscales siphonnées en direction de comptes offshore. L'annonce ne fait que remuer le couteau dans la...
14 October 2017
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Zambia has been cited as one of the countries in Africa with the best practices in instituting a coordination mechanism as that exemplified by the industrial cluster approach that has been adopted under the Seventh National Development Plan.
14 October 2017
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The following are some of the challenges that have been associated with FDIs in Africa as a hosting destination.
14 October 2017
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African countries have been warned that if they don’t stem Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) they might fail to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.During the 5th Pan African Conference (5th PAC) on IFFs and Tax Dr Aida Opoku Mensah a senior advisor to the Executive Secretary on SDGs and special initial at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) said African countries need...
13 October 2017
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Le retrait des États-Unis de l'Accord de Paris aura des conséquences massives sur le soutien au financement d'actions pour le climat dans le monde en développement, a réaffirmé James Murombedzi, coordinateur du Centre africain pour la politique climatique (ACPC) au sein de la Commission économique pour l'Afrique des Nations Unies (UN-CEA).
13 October 2017
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An African Minerals Development Centre-led (AMDC) initiative for strengthening African regional geoprocessing centres with a relational and spatial database will take place on 13 October 2017 at the UN Conference Centre.
13 October 2017
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The ECA Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe has stressed the need for countries to create favorable policy environments and transparent investment frameworks to allow the private sector to participate and contribute meaningfully to the achievement of the Sustainable development goals the African Agenda 2063. Participating in a panel discussion at the Annual Meetings of the World Bank and IMF this...
13 October 2017
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The second session of the Committee on Gender and Social Development of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa opened in Addis Ababa Wednesday with ECA Deputy Executive Secretary, Giovanie Biha, challenging participants to come up with ways on how the continent can best integrate inclusive gender and social policies in national plans and budgets.
13 October 2017
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The second session of the Committee on Gender and Social Development of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa opened in Addis Ababa Wednesday with ECA Deputy Executive Secretary, Giovanie Biha, challenging participants to come up with ways on how the continent can best integrate inclusive gender and social policies in national plans and budgets.
12 October 2017
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The withdrawal of the United States from Paris Agreement will have massive implications on US support to the financing of climate actions in the developing world, says James Murombedzi, Coordinator of the African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).
12 October 2017
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The withdrawal of the United States from Paris Agreement will have massive implications on US support to the financing of climate actions in the developing world, says James Murombedzi, Coordinator of the African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).
12 October 2017
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The second session of the Committee on Gender and Social Development of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa opened in Addis Ababa Wednesday with ECA Deputy Executive Secretary, Giovanie Biha, challenging participants to come up with ways on how the continent can best integrate inclusive gender and social policies in national plans and budgets.
11 October 2017
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Urbanization can play an immense role in the economic and social transformation of Africa hence the need for the continent to harness the phenomenon for a long-term inclusive and sustainable vision and goals by unleashing the potential of cities to be drivers of local, regional and national level economic and social development.
11 October 2017
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The Economic Commission for Africa, (ECA) and its partners have warned that if the efforts to confine the definition of illicit financial flows (IFFs) and its measurement to criminal and outright activities such as money laundering, corruption and the theft of state assets, while excluding corporate tax avoidance succeeds, they would seriously undermine the progress achieved so far in fighting...
11 October 2017
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Africa needs to intensify efforts to put in place effective mechanisms that will cater for the needs of its older population, says William Muhwava, Chief of the Population and Youth Section in the Economic Commission for Africa’s Social Development Policy Division.
11 October 2017
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The historical, cultural and religious resemblance between Ethiopia and the Arab world is the asset paving the way for the two parties to work together for a meaningful economic relation and reap the fruit of their engagement.
11 October 2017
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Urbanization can play an immense role in the economic and social transformation of Africa hence the need for the continent to harness the phenomenon for a long-term inclusive and sustainable vision and goals by unleashing the potential of cities to be drivers of local, regional and national level economic and social development.
11 October 2017
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A report by the Economic Commission for Africa’s Social Development Policy Division (SDPD) on the integration of urbanisation in national development planning aims to strengthen member States’ knowledge and capacities in integrating urbanisation into national development planning frameworks for Africa’s structural transformation
11 October 2017
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The Economic Commission for Africa, (ECA) and its partners have warned that if the efforts to confine the definition of illicit financial flows (IFFs) and its measurement to criminal and outright activities such as money laundering, corruption and the theft of state assets, while excluding corporate tax avoidance succeeds, they would seriously undermine the progress achieved so far in fighting...
10 October 2017
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October 2017: UN and other international agencies are highlighting the need for increased support to national statistical systems to improve monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and evidence-based policy making for sustainable development. While some donors are helping to build capacity in national statistical systems, research shows that more support – such as for producing...
9 October 2017
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Les estimations de croissance économique en Afrique semblent plus “optimistes” en 2017, selon la secrétaire exécutive de la Commission économique pour l’Afrique (CEA), Vera Songwe, qui prévoit que le taux de croissance en Afrique devrait se situer autour de 3% en 2017 contre 1,7% en 2016.
8 October 2017
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In this piece, IFEANYI ONUBA examines some of the challenges facing tax administration and what can be done to address the problems tax evasion, illicit financial flows and weak tax administration are some of the major challenges facing tax administrators in Africa in their quest to raise the much needed fund to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.

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