The African Sustainable Development Map
This brochure illustrates “at a glance” the support that the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is providing to its member States towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
ECA’s support currently falls under four broad areas to support evidence based policymaking for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as Africa’s own development vision, Agenda 2063 -The Africa We Want. These efforts are namely in the areas of:
i) Data collection and analysis;
ii) Technical support, advisory services and capacity development;
iii) Development of knowledge products, facilitating knowledge-sharing as well as South-South & triangular cooperation; and
iv) Reporting and follow-up support on the implementation of the SDGs and Agenda 2063
These areas will continue to progress as ECA responds to the evolving needs and demands of its member States in Africa.
To situate the SDGs in the African context, in January 2015, the African Union Heads of State and Governments adopted Agenda 2063, a strategic vision, for inclusive growth and sustainable development in Africa which was developed before Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development was endorsed. In September of the same year, Africa also signed Agenda 2030, the global framework for achieving sustainable development which largely accommodated Africa’s voice, presented through the Common African Position. Africa’s agenda does not contradict the SDGs, it is more specific and more focused on the transformative policies that can make a difference for the continent.
Given the levels of congruence, synergies of both agendas have been harnessed in an integrated Regional Indicator Framework which is being finalised. This will allow for a coherent approach to implementation, monitoring and evaluation as well as facilitate efficiency and effectiveness of reporting on both agendas. Going forward, ECA will promote the combatting of illicit financial flows to help finance the implementation of both agenda.