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The film, 'A Continent on the Move' provides a snapshot of a rising and a fast-moving Continent. Its traders, trackers, and the business sector work tirelessly, navigating barriers to trade. The message of the film is an urgent one: if Africa is to achieve the Continental Free Trade Area, governments need to fast-track the free movement of people, goods and services. A documentary film by Camerapix for the Economic Commission for Africa



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UNECA Flagship Publications

Assessing Regional Integration in Africa V - 2012

The overall objective of ARIA 5, a joint  publication by ECA, AUC and AfDB is to contribute analytical insights to shape the debate and the move towards fast-tracking the establishment of a Continental Free Trade Area through the removal of outstanding obstacles to trade including barriers to the free movement of people, investments and factors of production across Africa.

Read more: UNECA Knowledge Sharing Portal >> Assessing Regional Integration in Africa V - 2012

African Statistical Yearbook - 2012

As in the previous three editions, this 2012 Yearbook presents a time series showing the performance of African countries for various economic and social indicators over the period 2003–2011. The exception is for the mining sector, where the timeframe is 2001–2009, owing to the inherent lag in compiling data for the relevant indicators.
The Yearbook continues to serve its intended purpose of publishing within a single volume, data on African countries for policymakers, researchers and other users.

Read more: UNECA Knowledge Sharing Portal >> African Statistical Yearbook - 2012

Economic Report on Africa 2012

The experience of the last decade suggests strongly that Africa is likely to make the twenty-first century its own—an experience woven into this document countless times. Essentially, since the beginning of this century, African countries have shown strong economic growth owing to improved economic management, a generally hospitable international environment and rising prices for their commodity and other strategic minerals.

Read more: UNECA Knowledge Sharing Portal >> ERA 2012

African Governance Report 2

The main message of this second edition of the African Governance Report(AGR II) is that Africa has made modest progress in improving governance using the benchmarks of the first edition of the report (AGR I). Though marginal, this progress has had positive spin-offs for the continent: declining levels of violent conflicts and civil wars, consolidation of peace and security, economic growth averaging 5% in recent years, modest improvement in the living standards of the African people and fewer deaths from the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Africa also continues to post remarkable progress in economic governance and public financial management. African economies are better managed, with improvements in the tax system and revenue mobilization, improved budgetary management and a more conducive environment for private investment and private-sector growth.

Read more: UNECA Knowledge Sharing Portal >> African Governance Report 2

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Consultation on Draft Guiding Principles on LSBI

Started by Eddie Nsamba-Gayiiya in Uncategorized. Last reply by Ernest L. Molua Mar 19. 1 Reply

Dear Colleagues,Chapter 4:  Rights and Obligations Relating to LSLBIPrinciple 5-          It is critical for the States to give legal recognition and protection to local people/community’s land…Continue

LPI - AU/ECA/AfDB -Guiding Principles of large scale land based investments (LSLBI) Invitation to e-consultation

Started by Grahame Dixie in Sample Title. Last reply by Eddie Nsamba-Gayiiya Mar 17. 1 Reply

Thanks very much for sending this out.   (NB I have failed to be able to register for the e consultation - once I have cracked that problem will make the points below there to)I very much appreciate…Continue

Eastern Africa's Energy And Infrastructure Boom: Opportunities And Risks - OpEd Eurasia Review

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Eastern Africa's Energy And Infrastructure Boom: Opportunities And Risks - OpEd Eurasia Reviewwww.eurasiareview.comPhysical infrastructure -- for transport,…Continue

What would become of Africa after 2020?

Started by Belay Mekonnen in Sample Title Aug 26, 2013. 0 Replies

What would become of Africa after 2020?Continue



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Online Courses on African Economic and Social Development

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Closing the Gender Gap in Land Rights - INFOGRAPHIC

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Economic Report on Africa 2012, Unleashing Africa's potential as a Pole of Global Growth. Read more


Poverty on decline in Africa, progress in basic education, reveals a new report on the MDGs. Read more

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