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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...
1958-2018 | ECA – 60 Years in Step with African Development
Over the last six decades, there have been many developments on the continent and a shift from a doctrine of political liberation through one of self-determination, to a pan African...
Energy crisis in Southern Africa - Future prospects
The paper is divided into four sections, starting with the “Introduction and background”, which analyses the socioeconomic environment in all SADC countries, and ending with an assessment of the...
2018 Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition Report
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has core focus on food security and nutrition. Eradicating hunger and malnutrition has been recognized as a complex phenomenon, with different...
First Report on SDG implementation in Maghreb countries (report)
Three years after their launch, implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) remains a major challenge in North Africa. Despite significant progress in many areas, North African countries are...
Africa Sustainable Development Report
Towards a Transformed and Resilient Continent
The Africa Sustainable Development Report 2018 reviews Africa’s performance on five goals, and related targets and indicators of the 2030 Agenda, taking into account their correspondence ...
Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition
The 2018 Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition was, for the first time, jointly prepared by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Economic...
WISER: Driving change in climate information to spur Africa’s development
Policy and Enabling Environment Component
Africa’s exposure to climate change puts decades of progress in development and poverty reduction at risk while threatening the livelihoods of millions. Climate shocks and stresses are compromising...
Climate Information Services: training and tools to boost uptake across Africa
The African continent will be one of the hardest hit by the impacts of climate change, threatening economic growth and eroding advances in poverty reduction. Accurate and timely climate information...
The economic case for climate information services
If African nations are to avoid losses from climate shocks and stresses, or reap the potential benefits from changing climatic patterns, governments need accurate, timely and accessible climate...
Nurturing innovations in climate information services to drive uptake
The climate information landscape is changing. Advances in technologies are giving rise to new innovations that are spurring the generation, packaging up and dissemination of climate information....
Knowledge Management as an enabler of co-production, uptake and use of climate information services
Taking the right measures to strengthen knowledge management is a critical part of ensuring that climate information is captured, tailored and disseminated to users that need it.KEY POINTSAfrica...
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...
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...

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