United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

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United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Under the revised framework, the Commission plans to actively engage the private sector as a key partner for Africa’s development. To accelerate growth and achieve the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063, Africa needs to increase its productivity, leverage more financing and support innovation. The private sector can help deliver on this. ECA will, therefore, deepen its collaboration with the private sector to help improve the overall private sector enabling the environment. In addition to ongoing activities, the Commission will also work with member States in both the normative and practical aspects of State-building through robust governance systems, which should include focusing on conflict and post-conflict countries with the aim of building their resilience and thereby preventing further crises, as well as attacking issues of poverty and inequality.

ECA’s thematic areas of focus:

  • Macroeconomic policy and governance
  • Regional Integration and Trade
  • Private sector development and finance
  • Data and statistics
  • Technology, climate change, and natural resource management
  • Gender, Poverty and Social Policy
  • Economic development and planning