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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...
2018 Africa Sustainable Development Report
Towards a transformed and resilient continent
BriefThe Africa Sustainable Development Report 2018 is the second in a series of reports which provides an integrated assessment of the continent’s progress towards implementation of the 2030 Agenda...
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...
The potential for the creation ofRegional Value Chains in North Africa: a sector-based mapping
This study aims to identify the opportunities and challenges in building regional value chains, using a sectoral mapping of existing regional value chains and an analysis of their development...
An urban lens on national development planning in Africa: Guidebook for policymakers
This guidebook addresses the role of cities in economic development, viewing development through an urban lens and cities through an economic lens. There is an argument in it for a greater emphasis...
Publications Catalogue 2017
Welcome to the 2017 edition of the ECA Publications Catalogue. This year’s Catalogue features reports and studies that will be made available over the course of the year, as well as major...
Policy Brief 16 - Transforming Africa’s Transport Sector with Implementation of INDCs
The transport sector is capable of generating an enabling environment to catalyse economic growth in Africa. The sector has, however, experienced great stagnation in terms of infrastructural...
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...

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