NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Op-Ed: Uncertain times call for smart moves – the promise of agro-alliance

To turn the tide on jobless growth and curb inequality, we see a light at the end of the tunnel and it lies in one of the most promising of sectors – agriculture - which underpins the theme of this year’s African Economic Conference - Feeding Africa: Towards Agro-Allied Industrialization for Inclusive Growth. At the ECA, we are greatly encouraged by Nigeria, which, despite its current economic challenges, is leading the way in...

ECA and NEPAD launch investors’ guide for infrastructures in Africa

An investors’ guidebook produced by the Economic Commission for Africa and the NEPAD Agency at the request of Senegal's President Macky Sall, Chairman of the NEPAD Heads of States and Government Orientation Committee, has been launched in Dakar. The guidebook examines the 16 projects selected at the Dakar Summit on Infrastructure (DFS), organized in June 2014 and covers the crucial issue of their financing.

The Indian Ocean Commission endorses the Handbook on the Blue Economy published by the ECA

The Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) has recommended the dissemination of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa's (ECA) "Handbook on the Blue Economy" as a methodological tool for national interventions and the elaboration of an IOC Regional Action Plan.

ECA and UMA plan joint work to achieve regional integration

The Economic Commission for Africa (Office for North Africa) and the General Secretariat of the Arab Maghreb Union (UMA) have fortified their collaboration in a bid to enhance structural transformation in Maghreb countries.

African Economic Conference closes with call for agriculture to be at the centre of Africa’s development

The 11th African Economic Conference (AEC) wound up in Abuja, Nigeria on 7 December, after three days of intensive discussions on how African countries can achieve agro-allied industrialization. Over 300 participants attended the annual event, co-organized by the AfDB, ECA and UNDP

IDEP trains policymakers in gender-responsive economic policy formulation

The African Institute for Economic Development and Planning recently organized a course for senior and mid-level African policymakers to equip them with relevant tools and knowledge on how to mainstream gender into socio-economic policies and national budgets.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Open Data Session at first UN World Data Forum

January 17 2017
Cape Town, Soth Africa

Mining Indaba 2017

February 5 -9 , 2016
Cape Town, South Africa

2017 Conference of
Ministers

March 23 - 28, 2017
Dakar,Senegal

 

FEATURED PUBLICATIONS

African Governance Report IV

Publications Catalogue
 2016

Macroeconomic Policy and Structural Transformation of African Economies

Illicit Financial
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