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Desktop Review of African Geological Survey Organisation Capacities and Gaps
The African Minerals Development Centre (AMDC) is implementing the Africa Mining Vision (AMV), which was adopted by African Heads of State at the twelfth ordinary session of the...
African Continental Free Trade Area: Towards the finalization of modalities on goods
On 21 March 2018 in Kigali, 44 member States of the African Union signed the Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). An additional 6 member States of...
Commodity-based economic growth that has driven Africa’s development in the past decades is now in jeopardy owing to the impact of climate change on natural resources and agricultural commodities....
Addressing and Mainstreaming Land Governance in the African Peer Review Mechanism
The main objective of this paper is to identify the common problems on land facing APRM countries and to provide analytical research with a view to suggest recommendations implementable at country...
Gender Equality and The Africa Peer Review Mechanism
This study examines the measures and levels of success for integrating gender perspectives in governance and development under the peer-review mechanism. The study also probes the limitations of the...
Country STI profiles
An understanding of the nature of economic growth is a central preoccupation of the present report. A pertinent analysis of economic growth is found in the work by Robert J. Gordon, The Rise and Fall...
The present policy brief examines a possible mechanism for building capacity in Africa, using biomedical engineering as an example. One common but recurring problem with most health facilities in...
Scaling Up Value Creation and Local Development in the Mining Sector in Ghana
Africa is the most mineral-rich continent by square kilometre and, for more than one century, has been engaging in industrial-scale mining for export to supply the world’s most...
African Continental Free Trade Area: a catalyst for industrial development on the continent
The present policy brief draws primarily on research materials and toolkits prepared by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) to highlight the potential for industrial development under...
Economic Partnership Agreement and African Continental Free Trade Area: What is at stake for Togo?
Following nearly 11 years of negotiations, started in 2003 between West African countries and the European Union (EU), the 15 countries of the Economic Community of West African States (...
Giant trade agreement for development in Africa: the Continental Free Trade Area
The Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) will cover an African market of 1.2 billion people and a gross domestic product (GDP) of $2.2 trillion, across all 55 member States of the African Union. In...
The Case for the African Continental Free Trade Area
The AfCFTA, Africa’s trade flows and industrialization
The prevailing story of Africa’s exports since 2000 has been that of the strong impact of the commodities supercycle. As Figure 1 shows, the bulk of Africa’s impressive almost-three-...
ECA Policy Brief - Winning the fight against corruption in Africa: an independent and accountable judiciary with integrity is key
ECA POLICY BRIEF No. ECA/18/005
The purpose of the present policy brief is to highlight the important role of the judiciary in combating corruption in Africa. It posits that success or failure in combating corruption in Africa...
An empirical assessment of the African Continental Free Trade Area modalities on goods
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) recently conducted a new economic modelling analysis to assess the implications of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) modalities on trade in...
African Statistical Yearbook 2018
The Yearbook series is a result of joint efforts by major African regional organizations to set up a joint data collection mechanism of socioeconomic data on African countries as well as the...
This energy security policy framework for the East African Community is intended to provide policy guidance towards better understanding, measurement, monitoring, evaluation and management of energy...
This report is developed as part of an advisory service request made to UNECA by the Government of the Union of Comoros. The request was for the development of national energy balance statistics to...
Urbanization and National Development Planning in Africa
The objective of the present report is to examine the ways to integrate cities and urbanization into national development planning to support inclu­sive economic development[2].It builds on the...
A regional approach to leveraging urbanization for Africa’s structural transformation
Urbanization is one of the most important shifts that the African continent will undergo this cen­tury. As Africa consolidates its efforts to accel­erate structural transformation, it faces mount­ing...

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