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This paper was prepared during a post-doc visiting fellowship of Eric Patrick FEUB IPAMEN from the University of Yaounde 2-Soa ( LAREM, Cameroon) f und by the United Nations Institute for Development...
The amount of digital information in the world is growing exponentially, doubling approximately every two years. With the Internet-of-Things, this will move even faster. In 2012, there were less than...
The aim of this paper is to examine the relationship between land access and household wellbeing in Cameroon. We use the multiple component analysis to capture land access determinants and a...
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...
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...

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