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Eg. 2011 or 2014
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Improving Access to Finance for the Empowerment of Rural Women in North Africa
According to FAO, reducing gender inequalities regarding access to resources, services and employment could develop the agricultural production of these countries by 2.5 to 4 per cent, and globally...
Migration in North African Development Policies and Strategies
This study falls within the framework of the initiative of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and aims to assess measures adopted by the...
ECA Information and Communications Technology Strategy
Taking ICT to a Strategic Level
The Information and Communications Technology Section is responsible for managing the Commission’s ICT infrastructure and providing telecommunications and videoconferencing support to ECA and the...
Tracking progress on macroeconomic policy and institutional convergence
In this era of globalization, regional integration appears inevitable in order to expand economic opportunities in Africa, since larger markets allow for better use of economies of scale. In addition...
Policy Brief 7 : Agricultural Water Management in the Context of Climate Change in Africa
Climate change is likely to intensify the current challenges of water scarcity and water competition within and between communities and nations, particularly in those countries linked by...
Policy Brief 8 : Renewable Energy and Climate Change: Exploring the Policy Options for Africa
Lack of access to energy services is one of the main constraints to economic development in Africa. Only about 31% of the population of Sub-Saharan Africa has access to electricity, and only 14% has...
Policy Brief 9 : Bio-Energy for Africa: Opportunities, Constraints and Trade-Offs
Bio-energy, which refers to all fuels derived from biomass, is the largest single source of renewable energy. The proportion of bio-energy in some developing countries exceeds 90% of their primary...
Policy Brief 10 : Fossil Fuels in Africa in a Carbon Constrained Future
Africa has substantial reserves of fossil fuel resources. These include about 9.5% of the total global proven reserves of crude oil, 8% of natural gas reserves, and 4% of coal reserves. Much of the...
Policy Brief 11 : Climate Financing: Global Imperatives and Implications for Climate-Resilient Development in Africa
Climate financing is essential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in both developing and developed countries. It is an essential part of securing a low carbon development future that does not...
Policy Brief 12 : Climate Change and Health in Africa: Issues and Options
Climate change is expected to alter temperature, air movements and precipitation in various ways and to varying degrees across Africa, and this will have important consequences for human health....
Policy Brief 13 : Financing Adaptation through a Levy on International Transport Services
New financial resources will be needed to ramp up the level of economic support expected over the next decade to cope with increasing economic damages from climate change. Since not all of the...
Economic Report on Africa 2013 - Cover Image
Making the Most of Africa’s Commodities: Industrializing for Growth, Jobs and Economic Transformation
African countries have a real opportunity to capitalize on their resource endowments and high international commodity prices, as well as on opportunities from changes in the global economy to promote...
MDG Report 2013
Food security in Africa: Issues, challenges and lessons
As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) target date of 2015 approaches, it is essential to take stock of Africa’s progress. This 2013 MDG report reveals a mixed pattern-successes and failures,...
Africa–BRICS Cooperation
Implications for Growth, Employment and Structural Transformation in Africa
What effect could trade with, and investment and aid from, the BRICS (Brazil, Russian Federation, India, China and South Africa) have on growth, employment and structural transformation in Africa?...
ECA Policy Brief - Issue 09
Developing upstream linkages in industrial commodities in Africa
Building upstream linkages in industrial commodities presents a real opportunity for African countries to utilize primary commodity endowments for economic transformation. The impressive growth...
AfricaAfrican Governance Report III
Elections & the Management of Diversity
The African Governance Report, the most comprehensive report on governance in Africa, assesses and monitors the progress of African countries on governance, identifies capacity gaps in governance...
Assessing Regional Integration in Africa VI
Harmonizing Policies to Transform the Trading Environment
ARIA VI, “Harmonizing Policies to Transform the Trading Environment,” carries forward the momentum of January 2012’s Decision and Declaration by addressing the issue of harmonizing rules of origin...
African Statistical Yearbook 2013
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...
ECA Policy Brief - Issue 08
Making the most of Africa’s commodities: industrializing for growth, jobs and economic transformation
Africa’s industrialization imperativeAfrican countries are facing the key challenge of designing and implementing effective policies to promote industrialization and economic transformation at a...
ECA Policy Brief - Issue 07
Making Aid Work for Africa
Recent research suggests that African countries require high, inclusive and sustained economic growth in order to make significant progress in creating employment and reducing poverty. Experiences of...

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