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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...
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...
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...

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