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Strategic Directions

ECA analytical capabilities
Build on the unique position and privilege of ECA to foster local responses and adapt global solutions to the continent’s problems
  • Leverage ECA’s analytical assets
  • Build, improve and strengthen the analytical capabilities of ECA to generate knowledge and applied policy to meet SDGs and the Agenda 2063
  • Conduct evidence-based research and produce frontier analysis
  • Infuse new knowledge into institutions and other think tanks through partnerships, including collaboration with the African Union and other strategic regional and global partners
  • Manage for results and impact
Macroeconomic and structural policy
Formulate policy options to accelerate economic diversification and job creation for the transformation of Africa
  • Formulate macro and fiscal policy options for accelerated growth and stability
  • Articulate policies on public institution-building
  • Develop governance policies for inclusive and sustainable growth
  • Provide advice on the management of public enterprises
  • Endogenize the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063
  • Build bridges for collaboration with all international financial institutions, other United Nations agencies, and the African Union
Innovative financing models
Design and implement financing and leverage models for the development of human, physical and social infrastructure assets
  • Develop and design new and innovative ways to finance Africa’s priority agenda: financing for the development agenda, the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063
  • Support private sector development, including of institutions underpinning the creation of new and innovative financing tools
  • Coordinate with other international financial institutions, the private sector, regional development banks, and United Nations agencies
Regional and subregional transboundary initiatives
Support ideas and actions to foster deeper regional integration, and the development of regional public goods, with a focus on peace, security and social inclusion
  • Formulate strategies and provide support for the implementation of policies to advance regional integration
  • Harmonize policies and regulations through regional and continental approaches
  • Set standards and norms at the regional and continental levels
  • Tackle emerging issues and challenges in Africa with a regional focus
  • Connect Africa through regional and transboundary infrastructure, financing models, institutions, and consensus building processes
Continental ideas at the global level
Advocate for the common position for Africa at the global level and develop regional responses as a contribution to global governance issues
  • Cultivate knowledge to educate, inform and advocate for the common position for Africa at the continental and global level on issues such as migration, peace and governance
  • Provide policy solutions to global governance issues including the regional dimension and global financial stability
  • Make ECA a platform for debate, exchange, and innovation on issues related to the global public good
  • Promote South-South exchanges