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IDEP convenes workshop on development and culture at FESPACO 2013
  ECA Press Release 13/2013
Dakar, Senegal, 27 February 2013 (ECA) - The African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP) this week convened a workshop on redressing Africa’s development challenges under the rubric of ‘cultures of development’. The 25th -26th February workshop was held..
New milestone for the DRC and the region with signing of framework accord
  ECA Press Release 12/2013
Addis Ababa, 24 February 2013 (ECA) – UN Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon today hailed the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the region as marking a new milestone for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the region. In..
Experts discuss the Developmental State and underscore its role in the socio-economic transformation of the continent
  ECA Press Release 11/2013
Addis Ababa, 20 February 2013 (ECA) – The state is expected not only to facilitate a conducive environment for private enterprise to thrive, but to guide, regulate and create direction for both the economy and society in other words, shepherding the development process, sa..
Preparations underway for third Meeting of the Committee on Governance and Popular Participation
  ECA Press Release 10/2013
Addis Ababa, 19 February 2013 (ECA) - Preparations for the third Meeting of the Committee on Governance and Popular Participation are underway on the theme “The Developmental State: What options for Africa?”. The meeting, an initiative of the Economic Commission for Afric..
Intra-African trade and infrastructure development key to economic growth
  ECA Press Release 09/2013
Addis Ababa, 06 February, 2013 (ECA) - Speaking at the 8th Session of the Committee on Trade, Regional Cooperation and Integration, Director Stephen Karingi of the Regional Integration, Infrastructure and Trade Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa ..
At 50, IDEP reflects on prospects for Africa’s transformation through development planning
  ECA Press Release 07/2013
Addis Ababa, 05 February, 2013 (ECA) - Africa has an opportunity to transform itself with appropriate planning frameworks and implementation mechanisms, according to a statement by the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Mr. Carlos Lopes. Speak..
Post-2015 Development Agenda Requires Viable Data Component to Succeed, Lopes tells UN High Level Panel
  ECA Press Release 08/2013
Monrovia, Liberia, 05 February 2013 (ECA) - The UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has made an urgent appeal to members of the UN-mandated High Level Panel of Eminent Personalities on the post-2015 Development Age..
20th AU Summit stirs hope in Africa
  ECA Press Release 06/2013
Addis Ababa, 27 January 2013 (ECA) - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Africa had the experience to forge solutions to its own challenges and contribute to our global goals of inclusive growth, social justice and protecting our environment as the 20th African Union (AU) s..
UN Chief calls for greater push for MDGs results
  ECA Press Release 05/2013
Addis Ababa, 27 January, 2013 (ECA) - Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon has urged African Union member States to attend the special event on the MDGs at the General Assembly in September this year at the United Nations in light of the looming 2015 deadline. Mr. Ban made this ..
Carlos Lopes outlines abundance of resource to finance Africa’s development gaps
  ECA Press Release 03/2013
Addis Ababa, 26 January, 2013 (ECA) - At a high-level meeting of the NEPAD Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC) that took place today, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Mr. Carlos Lopes outlined some ..
Rekindle the lost momentum and make the APRM a truly African success story’, says ECA’s Carlos Lopes
  ECA Press Release 04/2013
Addis Ababa, 26 January, 2013 (ECA) - The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) has over the course of the last decade, become “a trail-blazing event on the African continent and, indeed, the world” according to remarks by Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary, United Nations E..
Africa’s transformation must be anchored on Africa’s interests, says ECA’s Carlos Lopes
  ECA Press Release 02/2013
Addis Ababa 24 January 2013  (ECA) - The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Mr. Carlos Lopes today urged member States attending the African Union Executive Council to celebrate Africa’s return to the path of growth with caution as the Continen..
Heads of ECA, AUC and AfDB reaffirm commitment to Africa’s socio-economic transformation
  ECA Press Release 01/2013
Addis Ababa, 14 January 2013 (ECA) - The Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Carlos Lopes, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and the President of the African Development Bank, Donald Kaberuka, met ..
Lopes re-aligns ECA work to better serve Africa’s transformation agenda
  ECA Press Release 213/2012
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 12 December 2012 (ECA) – The new Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Mr. Carlos Lopes today in Addis Ababa announced a major restructuring of ECA’s work programme to better reflect a “changing world, a new phase of globa..
Experts discuss framework for better use of geospatial information in Africa
  ECA Press Release 214/2012
Addis Ababa, 12 December 2012 (ECA) - Geospatial science and technology experts from Africa and other parts of the world held a three-day meeting in Addis Ababa to prepare guidelines on legal and regulatory frameworks for use of geo-information in Africa. They discussed ..
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