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All set for the 2021 Conference of Ministers

All set for the 2021 Conference of Ministers

Addis Ababa, 16 March 2021 (ECA) – The 53rd Session of the Commission and 2021 Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development will be held from Wednesday, 17 March 2021 to Tuesday, 23 March 2021, under the theme: Africa’s Sustainable Industrialization and Diversification in the Digital Era in the Context of COVID-19. This year’s theme […]

ECA: Regional analysis and policy responses – RC Update No. 18/15 March 2021

Research and analysis Waving or drowning? The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on East African trade (Publication) Progress in the implementation of the priority areas of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011–2020 (Istanbul Programme of Action) (Publication) News and press releases 53rd session of the Economic Commission for Africa […]

ECA examines migration statistics in Morocco

ECA examines migration statistics in Morocco

Rabat, March 12, 2021 (ECA) – The ECA Office in North Africa held on Thursday March 11 in Rabat a workshop to launch its study on migration statistics in Morocco. The meeting aimed to consult with national and international partners on the methodology of the study in order to achieve a refined understanding of national needs. […]

53rd session of the Economic Commission for Africa

53rd session of the Economic Commission for Africa

The fifty-third session of the Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development will be held from 17-23 March 2021 on the theme: Africa’s sustainable industrialisation and diversification in the digital era in the context of Covid-19. In order to adhere to the constraints imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person participation will be […]

ECA lines up global top-notch experts to strategize on sustainable industrialisation amidst COVID-19 in Africa

ECA lines up global top-notch experts to strategize on sustainable industrialisation amidst COVID-19 in Africa

March 9, 2021 (ECA) – The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) will hold its fifty-third session and the Conference of the African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, from 17 March to 23 March 2021 in hybrid form. In the wake of the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus and related disruptions, some participants, led […]

Next-generation Regional Collaborative Platform meeting kicks off for first time with regional UN entities in Africa

Next-generation Regional Collaborative Platform meeting kicks off for first time with regional UN entities in Africa

BRAZZAVILLE, 3 March 2021 – Africa’s regional know-how, assets and policy expertise will be more systematically channeled to the Resident Coordinators and United Nations Country Teams (UNCTs) across the continent as they help countries ensure an inclusive and sustainable transition out of the COVID-19 crisis, UN Deputy Secretary-General and Chair of the UN Sustainable Development Group Amina […]

ARFSD2021: Africa is not on track to achieve zero hunger by 2030

ARFSD2021: Africa is not on track to achieve zero hunger by 2030

Brazzaville, Congo, March 03, 2021 (ECA) – Africa is not on track to achieve zero hunger by 2030, Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Regional Representative for Africa, Abebe Haile-Gabriel, told a meeting reviewing progress made by the continent towards attaining that goal so far. Co-organised by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the World […]

ECA: Regional analysis and policy responses – RC Update No. 17/1 March 2021

ECA Research and analysis Waving or drowning? The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on East African trade (Publication – February) Progress in the implementation of the priority areas of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011–2020 (Istanbul Programme of Action) (Publication – February) News and press releases ARFSD side event […]

ECA studies solutions for Post- COVID-19 employment in North Africa

ECA studies solutions for Post- COVID-19 employment in North Africa

Rabat, February 24, 2021 (ECA) – The ECA Office in North Africa held on Tuesday 23 February a webinar on labour markets in North Africa, the impact of COVID-19 and how to mitigate the impact of the pandemic. The meeting aimed to analyse the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on labour markets in the sub-region. […]

Regional economies proved resilient but not yet out of the woods

Regional economies proved resilient but not yet out of the woods

17 February 2021 – TradeMark East Africa (TMEA), in partnership with the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), today launched a new report entitled, “Waving or Drowning? The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on East African Trade”; in the presence of trade ministers from the East African Community (EAC). The virtual […]