ECA Policy Brief 007 - 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 calls from member States of the Commission and its partners to support the formulation and implementation of inclusive green economy policies and strategies that promote countries’ development objectives. Particularly relevant was the call by the seventh Joint Annual Meeting of the ECA Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development and the African Union Conference of Ministers of Economy and Finance in 2014 to provide support to African countries in strengthening their capacity to formulate, adopt and implement inclusive green economy policies in the context of accelerating structural transformation in the region.
The ECA report explores the linkages and contributions of inclusive green economy policies and strategies to the structural transformation of African countries. It looks at the features of structural transformation and its desired outcomes in relation to an inclusive green economy, as well as the transmission mechanisms that could reinforce expected contributions and ensure the sustainability of the transformation. The present policy brief provides a synthesis of the report’s findings and highlights its key messages.