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ECA: Regional analysis and policy responses – RC Update No. 24/15 June 2021

  Research and analysis Macroeconomic impact of COVID-19 on Africa: evidence from an Africa-wide aggregate macro econometric model (Publication) Progress in the implementation of the priority areas of the Istanbul Programme of Action for the least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011–2020 (Publication) News and press releases Malawi stands to benefit from trade opportunities offered […]

Malawi stands to benefit from trade opportunities offered by the AfCFTA in the post-COVID-19 era, says ECA’s Karingi

Malawi stands to benefit from trade opportunities offered by the AfCFTA in the post-COVID-19 era, says ECA’s Karingi

Mzuzu, (Malawi), 11 June 2021 (ECA) – Malawi will have access to immense opportunities in the post-COVID-19 environment despite the accompanying challenges the period will pose, says Stephen Karingi, Director of the Regional Integration and Trade Division of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). Speaking Friday at the end of a series of workshops to […]

ECA: Regional analysis and policy responses – RC Update No. 23/1 June 2021

Research and analysis Publications catalogue 2021 (Publication) Rethinking the idea and original vision of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) (Publication) Survey report: Perception of the East African Community private sector on the African Continental Free Trade Area (Publication) News and press releases ECA’s “just transition” message gets nod from Nigeria (Press release – 1 […]

ECA’s “just transition” message gets nod from Nigeria

ECA’s “just transition” message gets nod from Nigeria

Addis Ababa, 01 June 2021 – The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) core message of “just transition” which will be the main theme in the forthcoming Ninth Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-IX) Conference slated for Sal Island in Cabo Verde has received a major nod from Nigeria. This took place recently when the Nigerian […]

ECA: Regional analysis and policy responses – RC Update No. 22/15 May 2021

Research and analysis Guidelines for Developing an Integrated User Engagement Strategy for National Statistical Systems (Publication) Policy research paper – COVID-19 and African airlines (Publication) News and press releases The Resilience Booster Tool: Giving a boost to climate resilience design, monitoring and impact (Blog – 11 May) Migration: ECA examines the recognition of African skills […]

ABCHEALTH, ECA announce partnership to improve health in Africa

ABCHEALTH, ECA announce partnership to improve health in Africa

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Business Coalition for Health (ABCHealth) have signed a partnership to develop two key initiatives namely (i) the Healthcare and Economic Growth in Africa (HEGA 2) report; and (ii) the West Africa ‘African Continental Free Trade Area’ (AfCFTA)-anchored Pharma Initiative. Both initiatives will be jointly […]

ECA: Regional analysis and policy responses – RC Update No. 21/1 May 2021

Research and analysis Building Forward for an African Green Recovery (Publication) Survey of impact of COVID-19 on African Trade Finance (Publication) News and press releases ECA, partners develop framework to transform & accelerate CRVS and legal identity in Africa (Press release – 29 April) ECA, stakeholders to explore impact of bilateral economic agreements on AfCFTA […]

ECA, partners develop framework to transform & accelerate CRVS and legal identity in Africa

ECA, partners develop framework to transform & accelerate CRVS and legal identity in Africa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, April 29, 2021 (ECA) – The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and its partners have developed a new framework that is aimed at transforming the way African countries build their Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) systems. Speaking at the virtual launch of the CRVS Systems Improvement Framework, Oliver Chinganya, head of […]

ECA plays leading role in Africa’s fight against climate change

ECA plays leading role in Africa’s fight against climate change

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, April 19, 2021 (ECA) The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is working with sister United Nations agencies, bilateral and multilateral partners to align global climate goals to the continent’s action agenda. At the forefront of enhancing national, regional, and continental climate adaptation preparedness and response efforts is Africa’s lead climate think-tank, the […]

Gabon launches technical training hub to revolutionise skills for economic diversification

Gabon launches technical training hub to revolutionise skills for economic diversification

Yaounde, 16 April 2021 (ECA) –In an unprecedented move to match local skills with the urgent needs of economic diversification, President Ali Bongo of the Republic of Gabon has launched the International Multisectoral Centre for Vocational Education and Training (CIMFEP, in French), in Nkok, near Libreville, in consonance with ECA’s prescription for a revolution in the […]

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