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Broadening the participation of the local private sector in Africa’s construction and energy sectors through modern industrial policy
Expanding the role of local players in major infrastructure projects is a major challenge in Africa. The domestic private sector is notably absent in the construction and energy...
Institutions and service delivery in a developmental State
The emergence of developmental States in AfricaOut of the failed experiences of the structural adjustment programme of the 1980s and 1990s emerged a group of African leaders determined...
Unmasking governance and the roles of international players in corruption in Africa
Governance mattersThe April 2016 revelations in the “Panama Papers” brought into renewed focus the efforts of many Africans over the past few years to draw the attention of world...
Designing the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA): An African Human Rights Perspective
The African Union has committed itself to negotiating a Continental Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) with substantial trade liberalization commitments coupled with strong adjustment and compensatory...
Towards Harmonizing Fiscal Regimes in the Mineral Sector
The present report was prepared at the request of the African Union Heads of State and Government. It examines the management of Africa’s mineral resources, with a particular focus on optimizing...
Long-term Development Planning
Sustained economic growth, a foundation for poverty reduction and social development, occurs within the framework of good planning, with strong leadership and institutions. Sustained...
Reflections on Africa’s priorities in financing for development
Africa’s growth recovery since the start of the twenty-first century has not been sufficiently transformative. Although the overall macroeconomic performance has been remarkable across...
16 Infrastructure projects for African integration
Infrastructure development is a key driver for progress across the African continent and a critical enabler for sustainable and socially inclusive growth. The Programme for Infrastructure Development...
Planning for Africa’s development
Lessons, insights and messages from past and present experiences
Development planning in Africa predates independence and remains an enduring feature of the policymaking landscape. Despite a brief interruption during the structural adjustment programme era the...
The Blue Economy
The concept of the Blue Economy integrates a new approach to the economic exploitation of the resources of our oceans, lakes, rivers and other bodies of water.Alongside the “green economy”, it...
 At the end of the 1990s, Africa’s leaders committed themselves to the continent’s renewal with the creation of the African Union and the adoption of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development...
This edition of the “Integrated National and Sub Regional Economic, Social and Environmental Indicators“ provides detailed economic trends for each African country by sector.In expanding the theme of...
Sixteenth Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts (ICE)
The main objective of the study is to bring to the attention of relevant entities the various angles that the APRM could be harnessed to foster a concrete transformation in the management of mineral...
The purpose of the Technical notes is to outline the scope of the data presented and to indicate as far as possible the concepts, definitions and classification involved. Readers are advised to also...
Poverty alleviation is at the forefront of the global development agenda. As a result, there has been an increase in the demand for quality statistics to evaluate and monitor progress towards...
Publications Catalogue 2015
Welcome to the 2015 edition of the ECA Publications Catalogue. This year’s Catalogue features more than 100 reports and studies that will be made available over the course of the year, in addition to...
A Case for External Debt Cancellation for Ebola Affected Countries
Cancelling the external debt of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three countries hardesthit by the EBOLA outbreak, will give these countries the breathing space they need to addressthe complex...
Illicit Financial Flows
Report of the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa
The 4th Joint African Union Commission/United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (AUC/ECA) Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development was held in 2011. This...
Implementing Biofuels Programme for Household and Transport Energy Use
Implementing Biofuels Programme for Household and Transport Energy Use
What does this Project seek to achieve in 2015?The United Nations Economic Commission for Af­rica (ECA) is partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC) and the NEPAD Policy and Coordinating...
African Women in Artisanal and Small-scale Mining
Many studies into the mining sector have described how masculine the industry is. However, this Special Report highlights the significant, yet chronically underreported major role African women play...

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