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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...
Macroeconomic Policy and Structural Transformation of African Economies
Africa’s growth has turned around impressively since the start of the century. Against the backdrop of the commodity boom that began in the early 2000s, Africa as a natural resource–rich continent...
Journal of African Transformation  - 2nd edition
Reflections on Policy and Practice
This second issue of the Journal of African Transformations, through the various themes it addresses and analyses a number of social and economic dynamics taking place on the African continent. In...
Africa Regional Integration Index - Report 2016
Regional integration is a development priority for Africa. All Africans, not just policy makers and decision makers, have a role to play in making integration a reality for the continent.Integration...
Inclusive green economy policies for structural transformation in Africa
The present policy brief draws upon an upcoming report by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) entitled “Inclusive green economy and structural transformation in Africa”, prepared in response to...
Enabling measures for an inclusive green economy in Africa
The present policy brief draws from an upcoming joint publication by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the United Nations Environment programme (UNEP) entitled “Means of implementation for...
ECA Policy Brief 010-Enhancing water resource management through an inclusive green economy approach: The case of Lake Victoria Basin
The present policy brief draws from an upcoming report by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), informed by a survey of nine selected projects in the Lake Victoria Basin complemented with...
ECA Policy Brief 009 - Methodologies and tools for integrated assessment of inclusive green economy policies
The present policy brief is informed by an upcoming report of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) entitled “Integrated assessment tools and methodologies for an inclusive green...
ECOWAS at 40 - An assessment of progress towards regional integration in West Africa
This study sought to assess the progress made by ECOWAS toward regional integration. The analysis of the institutional organisation and sectoral policies of ECOWAS has shown that this Community, in...
The Demographic Prole of African Countries
Africa’s demographic dynamics are shaping its present and future development agenda. Perhaps the greatest and most fundamental challenge is to address the economic and social development issues of a...
ASYB 2016
The African Statistical Yearbook 2016 was prepared under the aegis of the African Statistical Coordination Committee set up by major continental organizations dealing with statistical development,...
The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
As a result of sweeping economic reforms, the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has been enjoying unprecedented tourism growth in the recent years. International tourist arrivals have been on a...
Policy brief: Economic Partnership Agreements and the African Continental Free Trade Area
As of June 2016, the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) have been concluded – but not signed and ratified – in three (3) African regions, namely the East African Community, the Southern African...
MDGs to Agenda 2063/SDGs Transition Report 2016
Towards an integrated and coherent approach to sustainable development in Africa
Africa has made important strides in implementing the MDGs. Significant progress has been recorded on at least five of the eight MDGs: MDG2 – primary school enrolment; MDG3 – gender equality and...
Africa Partnership Facility for NDC
Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) are the cornerstone of the Paris Agreement, and aim to limit the increase in global average temperature, to below 2°C, and preferably below 1.5°C...
Policy Brief 15 The Paris Agreement - The future relevance of UNFCCC-backed carbon markets for Africa
Key MessagesA fresh start for international climate policy: The Paris Agreement removes policy uncertainty and ensures that carbon market mechanisms will continue to be an important part of the...
African Youth climate change
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. The Paris Agreement lays out long-term ambitions for climate change response and urges the engagement of non-State actors, especially...

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