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Assessing Regional Integration in Africa VIII
Bringing The Continental Free Trade Area About
The establishment of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) is a major milestone in the long march of African integration. As foreseen in the Treaty Establishing the African Economic...
New Fringe Pastoralism: Confict and Insecurity and Development in the Horn of Africa and the Sahel
This report focuses on the emergence of new fringe activities that have transformed the relationship involving pastoralism, the State and the traditional national and transnational mobility of...
Historically, Ghana’s economic landscape has been shaped by the mining sector, which is essentially dominated by gold. The beginning of commercial exploitation of oil in 2009 has further accentuated...
ECA Policy Brief - Urbanization and industrialization for Africa’s transformation: opportunities and policy priorities
Africa, along with Asia, is the epicentre of global urbanization. It is undergoing a rapid urban transition and is set to be the fastest urbanizing region in the coming decades. In 1990, only 31 per...
African governments have signed and ratified a number of international and regional declarations, conventions and protocols and integrated them into constitutions and legislative frameworks. They have also implemented policies aimed at promoting gender equality and empowering boys, girls, men and women.  There is a need to assess the progress being made towards achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment, while key gender inequalities must be identified and policy interventions introduced. The African
African governments have signed and ratified a number of international and regional declarations, conventions and protocols and integrated them into constitutions and legislative frameworks. They...
WP20 Climate Change Policies Nexus Between Policy Research and Practice
Since Thomas Malthus’ ‘An Essay on the Principle of Population’, policy makers have debated the challenges of feeding a growing and changing global population, (Ola Linner, 2003). Climate change and...
WP21 Downscaled Climate Changes Scenarios
Understanding and conidence on climate change and its potential impacts have grown greatly over the last few years. The Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) ifth assessment report (AR5)...
WP22 Scoping paper Tanzania
In Tanzania, agriculture is predominantly characterized as a smallholder business, with farm sizes ranging from 1 to 3 hectares (ha), dedicated to subsistence with limited marketable surpluses....
WP23 Scoping Paper Rwanda
Rwanda is a small landlocked country located in the Eastern and Central African region between Burundi, Uganda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The climate is moderate and...
WP24 Scoping Paper Burundi
Burundi is a small, landlocked country whose arable land is only 36%. The country is situated between 2.3°S to 4.5°S of latitude and 28.8°E to 31°E of longitude. It borders Tanzania in the east and...
WP25 Scoping study Uganda
Research in the recent past has demonstrated that climate change has potential impact on the climate and ecosystems globally, whose resultant efects are enormous on habitants (IPCC, 2007)....
WP26 Synthesis Climate Change and Agriculture Production
Agriculture is vulnerable to climate change especially in Africa where several studies have shown likely negative impacts. According to IPCC ifth assessment report, climate change is impacting...
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...

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