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Integrated Nations Strategy for the Sahel at the center of a High-Level Event - COM 2018

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 12:01

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 13 May 2018 (ECA) - The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), in collaboration with the United Nations Development Group Regional Team in Central and West Africa (UNDG) and the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), organized this Sunday in Addis Ababa, a high-level side event on the United Nations Integrated Strategy for the Sahel and the United Nations Support Plan for the Sahel (2018-2022).

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Le déficit de formation, un facteur de risque pour la mise en œuvre de la ZLECA

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 09:21

Addis-Abeba, 14 mai 2018 (CEA) – La formation des acteurs chargés de la mise en œuvre de la Zone de Libre Echange Continentale Africaine (ZLECA) jouera un rôle déterminant dans la concrétisation de cette initiative.

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STEPS : ECA launches new generation of reports, with focus on structural transformation

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 22:56

Addis Ababa, 13 May 2018 (ECA) -  The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has launched a new generation of reports focusing on African countries’ progress on structural transformation today, on the occasion of of the 51st ECA Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

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African Centre for Statistics calls for better coordination of Data collection in Africa

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 22:04

Addis Ababa, 13 May 2018 (ECA) - The planning process of long-term development in any country would be on a shaky foundation if there is no effective coordination system among government institutions that produce and store economic data.

Mr. Bwalya Ng'andu, the Deputy Governor in charge of Operations in the Bank of Zambia, noted that researchers of any country would have difficulty to find data from Ministry of Health, Ministry of planning, Ministry of Finance, Central Bank or from any other agency if the coordination among those institutions is not good .

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Regional Coordination Mechanism Session ends with call for Africa to heighten fight against graft

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 21:52

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 13 May 2018 (ECA) – The 19th session of the Regional Coordination Mechanism for Africa (RCM) ended in Addis Ababa Sunday with African governments being urged to strengthen existing policies, laws, rules and regulations to prevent corruption.

The meeting was called to discuss how the United Nations can support the African Union to win the fight against corruption and illicit financial flows in an effort to promote development.

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Climate resilient infrastructure crucial for Africa’s sustainable development, says ECA’s Denton

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 21:49

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 13, 2018 (ECA) – Africa needs to think big and act now as it seeks to develop climate resilient infrastructure as well as close its massive infrastructure gap, Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Special Initiatives Division Director, Fatima Denton, said Sunday

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Managing Africa’s resources: Time to stop the ‘dig and export’ model, improve governance, create linkages

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 18:42

Addis Ababa, 13 May 2018 (ECA) – The UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has just released the fifth edition of the African Governance Report (AGR V), which urges countries endowed with abundant natural resources, to strengthen institutional and regulatory frameworks around the exploitation and use of these endowments.

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