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African Trade Policies Must Match Industrialization Imperatives
There is now broad consensus that, without diversified economies, Africa will remain prone to exogenous shocks and trapped in the paradox of high growth rates, coexisting with high levels of unemployment and extreme poverty. It is for this reason that the last four issues of the Economic Report for Africa have investigated the fundamental policy questions and challenges facing the transformation process and endeavoured to shed light on, and bring coherence to, policy priorities at national, regional and continental levels.
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The experts have deliberated lately the implications of mega regional trade agreements and current investment trends in the context of Africa's commitment to forge its economic ... Read more »
ECA's Annual Economic Report On Africa Advocates "Industrialisation Through Trade"
UNECA, 8 April 2015
The 2015 edition of the Economic Report on Africa (ERA), "Industrialising through Trade", was launched by Dr. Ekow Spio-Garbrah, Minister of Trade and Industry, Ghana and Dr.… Read more »
Experts to Consider Human Rights Impact Assessment of the Proposed Continental Free Trade Area in Africa
UNECA, 6 April 2015
Experts have gathered in Addis Ababa for a two day meeting to undertake a human rights impact assessment of the proposed African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA), focusing on… Read more »
Towards a Continental Free Trade Area
UNECA, 26 March 2015
2015 offers a historic opportunity for a major step to be taken towards the integration of the African continent. On 28th March, 2015, the Economic Commission for Africa will… Read more »