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WP27 Impact on Household Welfare
Anthropogenic climate change will, over the coming decades, cause dramatic transformations in the biophysical systems that will afect human settlements, ecosystem services, water resources and food...
Integrating Agenda 2063 and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into national development plans
Emerging Issues for African Least Developed Countries
Following the global adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Agenda 2063, African Governments, supported by partners, including the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), have...
The Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) in Africa – A Human Rights Perspective
The negotiations leading up to the continental free trade area (CFTA) present a unique opportunity to improve the livelihoods of millions of African people. The jobs and wealth that the CFTA can...
This technical paper raises the following question: What is the role of Central Banks in Africa’s transformative agenda? The policy objectives of the paper focus on: evaluating short-term responses by African central banks to macroeconomic volatility resulting from commodity price decline and other global shocks and aligning the responses with medium- and long-term development priorities and challenges. They should also propose some lessons, best policy practices and recommendations on how central banks can
Africa’s debt sustainability and appropriate policy responses
This technical paper raises the following question: What is the role of Central Banks in Africa’s transformative agenda? The policy objectives of the paper focus on: evaluating short-term responses...
Towards improved access to broadband in Africa
There is consensus that broadband has become a key 21st century infrastructure for all countries. African countries are engaged in efforts to deploy this technology to develop and structurally...
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 year 2015 witnessed the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, the Paris Agreement on climate change and Agenda 2063, the African continent’s own...
Innovative Financing for the Structural Transformation of West African Economies
The purpose of this report is to identify challenges and opportunities linked to the financing of structural transformation in West Africa. It thereby serves to analyse the role that may be played by...
Effective regulatory systems for service delivery and structural transformation in Africa
Infrastructure development and the case of power pools
The study seeks to enhance understanding of the opportunities and challenges with regard to harmonizing regulatory systems for infrastructure development, with a focus on power pools. Using a...
Innovations and infrastructure development for sustainable industrialization in Africa
ECA Policy Brief - No. ECA/17/108
The present policy brief draws on background research materials prepared by the Economic Commission for Africa for the special meeting of the Economic and Social Council on the theme of “Innovations...
Poverty, inequality, migration and political unrest have all threatened social cohesion in Eastern Africa, as well as many other threats. Yet the region has proved remarkably resilient to these...
Promoting Regional Value Chains in North Africa
The global economy is currently witnessing the development of global value chains (GVC) in which intermediate goods and services are being traded through fragmented production processes and spread...
Industry and the green economy in North Africa
For a number of countries, green economy is no longer a choice but a necessity dictated by the growing environmental degradation and depletion of their natural resources, and by climate change and...
Publications Catalogue - 2016
 Welcome to the 2016 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...
African Governance Report IV
Measuring corruption in Africa: The international dimension matters
This fourth edition of the African Governance Report focuses on the importance of measuring corruption and of understanding its international dimensions. The report challenges the traditionally...
Assessing Regional Integration in Africa VII
Innovation, Competitiveness and Regional Integration
Assessing Regional Integration in Africa (ARIA) VII examines how the three elements of regional integration, innovation and competitiveness are interlinked. It explores the prospects for harnessing...
Economic Report on Africa 2016
Greening Africa’s Industrialization
Structural transformation in Africa’s economies remains the highest priority, and industrialization is the top strategy for achieving it in practice. Achieving the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and...
Transformative Industrial Policy for Africa
African countries are in the process of upgrading and promoting the development of higher-productivity sectors, including manufacturing and high-end services. One of the key elements is the need to...
Africa's Blue Economy: A policy handbook
Africa’s “Blue world” is made of vast lakes and rivers and an extensive ocean resource base. The Blue Economy can play a major role in Africa’s structural transformation, sustainable economic...
Country Profiles
Country profiles are flagship products of ECA, intended to serve as a vehicle for the production and dissemination of country- and region-specific policy analyses and recommendations, geared towards...
Investment Policies and Bilateral Investment Treaties in Africa
Implications for Regional Integration
Investment in Africa has surged in recent years due largely to its growth performance in the last decade, its rising consumer market and middle class, high rates of return on investment, as well as...

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