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Africa’s Development Dynamics 2019

The annual report, Africa’s Development Dynamics, analyses the continent’s development policies. It presents a fresh narrative on Africa’s development, assessing the economic, social and institutional performance in light of targets of the African Union’s Agenda 2063. This second edition examines public policies that can help transform Africa’s production systems. Africa’s Development Dynamics 2019 is the […]

A passion for food wins contest on innovative thinking

Addis Ababa, 15 January 2020 (ECA) – Winning an award was never part of Sylvie Ogoudedji’s expectations when she joined the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) as a fellow in 2019. It was during her induction that she learned of ECA’s Innovation Challenge for the first time. What got her “really excited” was a new […]

AU – UN Framework on Implementation of Agenda 2063 and Agenda 2030

Stronger coordination between the agencies of the African Union and the United Nations system is required to ensure that the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063, including alignment with the Paris Agreement, are mainstreamed and integrated into the national planning frameworks of member States and contribute positively to African development. A harmonized and integrated approach to […]

Universal Basic Education in Nigeria

In 1999, the Nigerian government introduced Universal Basic Education, a programme to provide free primary and secondary education for all. This programme was created after several unsuccessful attempts at improving education in the country. Unfortunately, although there has been some improvements in enrolment in recent years, its results have been limited and Nigeria’s educational system […]