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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...
Progress in the Implementation of the Priority Areas of the Istanbul Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011-2020
The growth rates of least developed countries (LDCs) have declined since 2005. The annual growth rate of the gross national incomes of African LDCs in 2014 was less than half the growth rate of 2005...
The African Social Development Index
Measuring Human Exclusion for Structural Transformation
Despite two decades of fast and sustained economic growth, Africa has yet to translate its economic gains into meaningful social outcomes. Considerable inequalities persist in many countries,...
Is Africa moving towards a more inclusive development path
Despite two decades of unprecedented economic growth, Africa has yet to see its economic gains translated into positive social outcomes. Considerable inequalities persist, both between and within...
African Social Development Index (ASDI) - North Africa Report
Measuring Human Exclusion for Structural Transformation
Africa’s positive economic growth over the past two decades has shown resilience in the wake of the international crisis of 2008. However, this positive performance has not yet translated its...
Greening Africa’s industrialization
African economies remain constrained by systemic weaknesses, which limit their economic growth potential, undermine social progress and jeopardize the environment. Building on its...
African Statistical Yearbook 2017
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...
Leveraging Urbanization for Africa’s Structural Transformation
ECA’s Contribution
Africa’s structural transformation is the over­arching policy priority for the continent’s in­clusive and sustainable development. As clearly expressed in the African Union’s Agenda 2063, there is...
Drawing on lessons learned from the Millennium Development Goal on HIV/AIDS
Drawing on lessons learned from the Millennium Development Goal on HIV/AIDS to reduce poverty and inequality in the post-2015 eraIn September 2015, a new development agenda succeeding the Millennium...
Development financing in Africa
Two years before the Monterrey Conference on Financing for Development, which was held in Mexico in 2002, Africa was labelled “the hopeless continent” by The Economist magazine. Two...
The African Sustainable Development Goals Map
Economic Commission for Africa Initiatives for the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2063
This brochure illustrates “at a glance” the support that the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is providing to its member States towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable...
Statistical Atlas
Geovisualisation of Key Statistical Indicators
This report is an attempt to exploit the enabling capabilities of Spatial Statistics to complement traditional forms of data presentation and analysis, by focusing attention on possible spatial...
2020 Census Preparedness
Preliminary Report on the Status of Country Preparedness for the 2020 Round of Population and Housing Census in Africa
UN Statistical Commission submitted the 2020 World Population and Housing Censuses Programme in March 2015 to Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for adoption. The programme was adopted by ECOSOC on...
Unlocking the Potential of Open Government in Africa
Policy, legal and technical requirements for open government implementation in Africa
The idea of open government is based on the philosophy that genuine democracy is a participatory process, and that people must have access to the right information if they are to play an effective...
Review of the legal and regulatory frameworks in the information and communications technology sector  in a subset of African countries
What lessons can we learn?
The present report reviews the legal and regulatory framework for the information and telecommunications sector in five African countries, namely: Cameroon, Ethiopia, the Gambia, Morocco and...

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